Topping lift

What does "Topping lift" mean?

Today it means: A line from the masthead to support the boom.

The topping lift is a line that runs from the cockpit, up the mast to the masthead and then back down to the trailing end of the boom and is used to support the boom when the sail is not deployed. The topping lift should be eased when the sail is hoisted so as not to spoil its shape and therefore, airflow.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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