PostHeaderIcon Reaching Sheet

a headsail sheet lead from a position that optimizes headsail shape while two-sail reaching or running, i. e., with a mainsail and headsail. This is usually a position further outboard and forward than that used when sailing close-hauled. For example, a sheet rove through a snatch block positioned at the rail. This produces a more efficient sail shape and opens the slot between the headsail and main. Sometimes used in combination with a downhauler or twinger. See also: sheeting angle. Compare to: barber hauler and inhauler.

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