Staysail

What does "Staysail" mean?

Today it means: A triangular headsail.

A staysail or stays'l is a triangular sail which is hanked on to a forestay. Staysails can be used in combination with a roller reefing system when an inner forestay is available.

See also: Hank  and: Forestay  and: Foresail

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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