Luff foil

What does "Luff foil" mean?

Today it means: A metal spar around the forestay.

If a headsail is not "handed on" then it will be fed into a track in a spar called a luff foil which has the forestay running through it. This type of attachment is usually associated with a roller reefing system.

See also: Headsail  and: Luff, Luff up or Luffing 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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