Archive for August, 2011

PostHeaderIcon TTSA

Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Association. For more information, browse to http://www.ttsailing.org.

PostHeaderIcon Poop Stance

the crouch a helmsman assumes just before cresting a big wave or as a boat is about to broach: the feet are spread wide, the knees are bent, and the weight is shifted back. See also: ridin’ shotgun.


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PostHeaderIcon ASBA

Australian Sports Boat Association. For more information, browse to http://www.asba.org.au.

PostHeaderIcon Run the Tapes

to inspect each edge of a sail to ensure that it is twist-free. Usually done by tracing each edge of the sail, i.e., the luff tape, leech tape and foot tape, with your fingers just prior to hoisting or packing it.

PostHeaderIcon CRYA

Columbia River Yachting Association. For more information, browse to http://www.crya.us.

PostHeaderIcon Stretch & Blow

a heavy-air spinnaker douse. The spinnaker pole is eased forward to the headstay, and the spinnaker sheet is trimmed on hard—this is the stretch part. These actions pull the foot tight and make it impossible for the clews to fall into the water. The foredeck crew grabs the sail’s foot from underneath the jib, and then the spinnaker halyard is blown— that’s the blow part. The kite’s upper half floats out over the water. The trimmer eases the spin sheet as the foot is pulled under the jib and onto the deck or down the forward hatch. This is a specific method of float drop.


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PostHeaderIcon DIYRA

Dixie Inland Yacht Racing Association. For more information, browse to http://www.diyra.org.

PostHeaderIcon Trans-Superior

a biennial 338-mile race from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Duluth, Minnesota, across Lake Superior. For more information, browse to http://www.transsuperior.com.

PostHeaderIcon AOCYC

Association of Orange Coast Yacht Clubs. For more information, browse to http://aocyc.scyaweb.org.

PostHeaderIcon Valise

an inflatable life raft packed into a heavy-duty soft container.


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