<p>Fig. 7. This "points-of-sail" diagram shows the wind arrow coming from the top of the image with the corresponding positions of the sail depending on the direction the boat is heading. The area of red dashed lines indicates the region where a sail will not catch any wind. This position is called "in irons" and the sails will remain loose. The letters indicate the names of sail positions: A. No Go Zone, B. Close Hauled, C. Beam Reach, D. Broad Reach, and E. Running.</p>

Fig. 7. This "points-of-sail" diagram shows the wind arrow coming from the top of the image with the corresponding positions of the sail depending on the direction the boat is heading. The area of red dashed lines indicates the region where a sail will not catch any wind. This position is called "in irons" and the sails will remain loose. The letters indicate the names of sail positions: A. No Go Zone, B. Close Hauled, C. Beam Reach, D. Broad Reach, and E. Running.

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