Turn to windward, to

Turning to windward is what most people call tacking – but with the implication that the boat tacks repeatedly and makes progress to windward. Idiomatically, there is no such thing as one ‘turn to windward’ in the way one turns a boat’s head to the wind. In short it is not the same as mere Luffing, but the process of getting to windward, first on one Board and then on the other. (See also: Beat, to.)