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Question of perdro (11.10.2015): I want to know what “luff” means. Thank you in advance. Sincerely Pedro A:
Luff means that voluntarily brings the stem to the wind direction. We can also say "come to luff" or up in the wind.
Luff to luff (tack) means changing tack downwind*. This is the opposite of turn to wind.