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Re: Sail Trim: Minimizing rolling in sloppy seas
Technically by definition beam reaching is sailing perpendicular to the true wind and therefore neither going upwind or downwind. Now then a fast boat will show its apparent wind forward of abeam even when sailing on a deep broad reach. But that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay