Nice to see a tall ship hard on the wind...

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Great photo, but is it really hard on the wind? I don't know what angle to the wind a square rigger can make, but from the waves and what appears to be an ensign it seems to be on a beam reach. It also looks like the fore and aft sails are at a very different angle to the squarre-rigged ones. Can anyone explain, confirm?
 

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I reckon she's a close as she can go... the term "embayed" is nautical... that is a ship could not beat out of a bay because they could not sail close to the wind... probably a beam reach was their best... when ships sailed from Liverpool or Cardiff they were towed down as far as Lundy in Westerlies, to get a slant...
 
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That is not sailing close for a square rigger. The yards are not braced hard or in a spiral. I would guess (unless it has been photoshopped) that the were on a reach and caught by a gust or, probably being helmed by a "cadet".
 

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The best most square riggers could do was about 60 degrees to the wind - like Hadenough says, the yards are pretty square so not braced for beating.
 
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