If there is a cross sea running, this will have a large impact on the course which can be effectively steered (this subject is covered in more detail starting on page 112).
In general, the best approach is not to try to fight the sea—just accept the course it allows you. This may mean an alternate destination, slowing down a bit, or changing course for a day until the sea state/wind velocity/direction change.
It is not unusual to find a situation where you can sail below your course, or above it, but not right at the destination. If you have a fair idea of what the wind is going to do, it is simple to pick the optimum approach.
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.