Glossary

We've compiled this glossary of sailing terms to help you learn just what that funny word means!

Apparent Wind Angle

Apparent Wind Speed

Batten

Boom Vang

Clew

Cunningham

E

Ey

Foot

Gooseneck

Hank

Head

Headboard

I

Li

J

Ji

The horizontal distance from the front face of the mast forward to where an inner stay for a staysail intersects the deck. See also Rig Dimensions.

Leech

Lecch Line

Luff Foam

Luff Perpendicular (LP)

Luff Slides or Slugs

Mainsheet

Outhaul

Patch: Head, Tack, Clew, or Reef

Percent Overlap

P

Py

Peak

Reef Patch

Reef Points

Rig Dimensions

Roach

Roller-Reefing

Sailmaker's Yard

Slab Reefing

Standing Rigging

Suncover

Tack

Tack Hook

Tack Horn

Tape

Three-step

Topping Lift

UV Suncover

VMG

Zig-Zag

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Just a note to thank you and your staff for the great job in designing and installing the new staysail for my Hunter Passage 42.

- Hunter Passage 42

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