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Marine Glossary Terms

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Tack : Front lower corner of the sail

Topmast : The mast next above a lower mast and topmost in a fore-and-aft rig

Traveler : A piece of hardware that generally runs on a track allowing for the adjustment of where the mainsheet comes back to the cockpit

Trim : To pull the sails in

Twing : Line used to pull the spinnaker guy down closer to the hull