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halyard

, halliard
Nautical a line for hoisting or lowering a sail, flag, or spar

halyard

[′hal·yərd]
(naval architecture)
A rope or tackle used to raise or lower a flag, sail, or spar. Also spelled halliard.
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Braided nylon is the most popular halyard material for T-top outriggers.
While motoring to the start line Clark speaks with the tactician about his or her expectations and sets up her halyards to the trimmers' desire.
With halyards marked and other vital information written on sticky back tape on the cabin top, Clark is ready for the really physical aspect of the job.
Each boat is different so familiarise yourself in advance, mark your halyards and control lines and from then on, keep everything neat and tidy so the ropes are good to run.
At the end of a downwind leg, Clark hoists the headsail before controlling the release of the spinnaker halyard so the chute doesn't end up in the drink.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, and with the halyards secured, the flag crew becomes a bunch of noisy kids again, scurrying off to homeroom.
Somewhere, halyards telegraph a high-pitched--paean
The wind in Atico, Peru, is filled with the smell of salt and the sound of metal halyards slapping against their boat masts.
The cruisers offer easy handling with such features as electrically-operated winches and an efficient deck layout integrating 'deck recessed' halyards and sheets led back to their handling winches.