Jib sheet

What does "Jib sheet" mean?

Today it means: The line that controls the Jib or genoa.

All ropes onboard a sailing vessel have specific names for the job that they do. Sheets control a sail in the wind and let sails in and out. Sheets run, more or less, horizontally and halyards run up and down. The Jib sheet controls the jib or genoa if one is set.

See also: Jib  and: Rope  and: Genoa

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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