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1) A tactical maneuver where a lead boat maintains an advantaged position by staying between her competitor and the wind or the next mark. This often requires tacking or jibing each time the competitor does, in order to maintain position. See also: blanket, gassing, loose cover, pin, sit on their face and tight cover. 2) The outer jacket of double-braid or braid-on-braid line composed of multiple strands of interwoven fiber.

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