A Conversation for Sailing Ship Terminology

sail terminology

Post 1


You might want to have a section devoted to the sail itself, describing the parts of a sail. You mention these in passing, but it might be good to have as section on this early on

head - top
luff - front/windward edge
leach - back/leeward edge
foot - already mentioned, bottom

I guess these all apply to triangle sail sloops, but those are a major class of ship.

sail terminology

Post 2


right oh, I just read the first article, which contains the definition of "sailing ships" which thus makes my comments about sails above meangingless. Sorry 'bout that, good article, enjoying reading it.


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