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A light-weather sail used in yachts. It is attached to the topmast stay by hanks and is set when the winds are very light. It is very similar in shape to either a genoa or a yankee, according to choice, but with its luff extending the whole length of the stay instead of short of the masthead as is often the case with a genoa or yankee. It is made of much lighter cloth than a genoa, usually very light Terylene, or even nylon, and is suitable for use in winds of up to force 2 on the Beaufort scale.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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