What does "Genoa" mean?

Today it means: A large headsail.

A genoa is a specific foresail that spreads past the shrouds and overlaps the mainsail. They can also be numbered 1, 2 and 3 as each one goes further aft. Foresails that do not reach as far as the shrouds are called jibs.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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