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Broaching is a sudden change in heading angle of a sailboat, caused by a number of wind/sail interactions. Broaching often leads to capsize, and so it is very undesirable.
When flying a spinnaker, if the boat doesn't stay under the center of the spinnaker, it can cause the boat to broach...which is lots of fun*....

*exciting, and possibly very dangerous unless you're paying attention

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