What is the staysail on a cutter?

What is the staysail on a cutter?

Clearing away the staysail stay allows the jib to pass across the foredeck without hanging up on the staysail stay. This means that one person can tack the boat easily in light winds, freeing the other person to navigate and watch for coral heads or rocks.

What is a storm jib used for?

A small rugged jib that reduces the headsail area to the bare minimum required to maintain a ship’s maneuverability. Our Storm Jib is designed to reliably allow sailors to navigate adverse conditions and heavy winds.

How do you rig a staysail?

In order to install a stayed staysail, you are essentially adding a second forestay about a third closer to the mast. The stay attaches to the deck about a third of the way back and to the mast around the upper spreader. It’s important, although not critical, that the staysail stay is parallel to the forestay.

How do you set up a staysail?

How do you set a staysail?

How do you use a jib?

The jib is supposed to be pulled in on the same side of the boat as the mainsail, the leeward side. If the boat is on a starboard tack (wind is crossing the starboard side of the boat first), the mainsail will be on the port side. Thus, the jib should also be on the port side.

What is a genoa staysail?

The Genoa Staysail is a small jib (often furling), which is set inside the fore-triangle and used for reaching in more than eight knots of wind. The primary purpose of the Genoa Staysail is to add power and speed to the boat when reaching by helping to counteract weather helm.

What is the bottom of ship called?

Structural keels A structural keel is the bottom-most structural member around which the hull of a ship is built. The keel runs along the centerline of the ship, from the bow to the stern.

What is a 3 mast ship called?

A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen (the aftmost mast) rigged fore and aft.

What is a Solent stay?

A solent stay is a moveable stay that is fixed to the top of the mast just below the forestay. When needed to hold the solent sail, the stay is attached to a point just behind the forestay, where it is tensioned with a tackle or a Highfield lever.