sailing with the true wind coming from between 45 and 150 degrees off the bow. If a boat is heading towards 12:00 and the winds are from 1:30 to 2:45 or 9:15 to 10:30, the boat is on a close reach. If the winds are from approximately 3:00 or 9:00, the boat is on a beam reach. A boat is broad reaching when the wind is from 3:15 to 5:00 or 7:00 to 8:45. Higher than close reaching is close-hauled. Lower than broad reaching is a run. See also: beam reach, broad reach, close-hauled, and power reaching.