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foresail

Nautical
1. the aftermost headsail of a fore-and-aft rigged vessel
2. the lowest sail set on the foremast of a square-rigged vessel
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The river straightened out here into its general easterly course, and we squared away before the wind, wing-and-wing once more, the foresail bellying out to starboard.
Now, after all I've said, how'd you reef the foresail, Harve'?
What made them do it-- what made them obey me when I, thinking consciously how fine it was, made them drop the bunt of the foresail twice to try and do it better?
The foresails and main rise into the skies, and hull starts to bite into the waters, and Challenge Wales ever so slightly digs her side into a heel and we start to enjoy the peace and serenity that sailing can bring.
In front, the mainsheet track and two sets of winches take care of the foresails and asymmetric when hoisted- while the forward cockpit is dedicated for relaxing but would require protection by an enclosed sprayhood/bimini for those ocean voyages.
During the number, actors onstage took up positions on the set to create subtle but stunning lines moving from high to low across the traverse and evoking the shape of a boat's main and foresails. Lit by Daniella Beattie in sky and ocean-blue hues the scene was beautiful to behold.
The smaller boats typically race a triangular course that forces them to meet the wind from several directions, while the larger boats mostly race a "windward-leeward" course that sends them straight into the wind on one leg and puts the wind at their backs on the other, allowing them to fly the big, colorful foresails known as spinnakers.
In front, the mainsheet track and two sets of winches take care of the foresails and asymmetric when hoisted, while the forward cockpit is dedicated for relaxing but would require protection by an enclosed sprayhood/bimini for those ocean voyages.