Brace up

What does "Brace up" mean?

Today it means: Get ready, ready for anything.

A brace is the name give to the line that controls the yards (yardarm) which the sails hang on. Yards and sails are said to be "braced up" when they are tensioned hard against the wind.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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