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Tacking or coming about is a sailing maneuver by which a sailing vessel whose desired course is into the wind, not possible to do on a sailing vessel, turns its bow into the wind so that the direction from which the wind blows changes from one side to the other, allowing progress in the desired direction.

The Tack on which a sailing vessel is on is normally defined by which side of the yacht the apparent wind hits first (the opposite side on which the boom is being carried). This is very important in determining which vessel is the give-way vessel.

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