Kicking strap

What does "Kicking strap" mean?

Today it means: Line and tackle used to control the boom.

The kicking strap, also known as the kicker and the vang are used to hold the boom down to counter the effect of the wind filling the sail and lifting the boom. If the sail were allowed to lift, the sail would change shape and loose efficiency by spilling wind.

See also: Kicker  and: Vang 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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