Abeam

What does "Abeam" mean?

Today it means: At right angles to your boat.

Abeam means that something, possibly another ship, is at right angles to the centreline (midship) of our vessel. On sailing boats this is usually the shrouds.

See also: Abaft the beam   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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