Sailing/Sailboat

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Last updated: April 17, 2019
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On most sloop rigged sailboats, runs from the masthead to the transom
Backstay
prevents the boom from riding up when sailing downwind
vang
handle connected to the rudder on smaller boats
tiller
Keeps the sidestays out away from the mast to distibute the lateral load
spreaders
used to control the mainsail position
mainsheet
used to raise a sail into position
halyard
triangle shaped sail that is forward of the mast on a sloop
jib
two masted yacht that is typically smaller than a ketch
Yawl
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Maneuver bringing the bow across the eye of the wind
tacking
Maneuver bring the stern across the eye of the wind
gybe
condition when the sails are flapping into the wind
luffing
Sailboats do not "lean" they _ _ _ _
heel
Used to tension the luff of the sail
downhaul
Used to tension the foot of the sail
outhaul
With the wind coming over the starboard rail, the boat is on a starboard _ _ _ _
tack
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