See also: Wikipedia:Point of sail
- A. In Irons (into the wind) — 0° TWA
- B. Close Hauled — 30-40° TWA
- C. Beam Reach — 90° TWA
- D. Broad Reach — ~135° TWA
- E. Running — 180° TWA
- Bear away
- Changing course to increase the TWA. After changing tack a skipper will often bear away a few degrees below a close-hauled point of sail in order to accelerate to maximum hull speed before gradually heading up to a close-hauled point of sail.