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Marine Glossary Terms

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Gaff : 1. The spar that holds the upper edge of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail 2. A hook with a handle used to haul fish on board

Genoa Jib : Also know as ( #1) overlaps the mainsail and is used to provide maximum power in light winds

Gybe : Jibe. To change the course so that the stern moves through the wind