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Generic name for the sails that are set on the forestays of a sailing vessel forward of its foremost mast. However, a big boy or blooper, a light-weather foresail used by racing yachts, is flown unattached to the forestay and is often hoisted with, and on the opposite side to, a spinnaker.

See also genoa; ghoster; jib; staysail; yankee.

See also genoa; ghoster; jib; staysail; yankee.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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