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forestay

[′fȯr‚stā]
(naval architecture)
In sailing vessels, a stay extending from the foremast to the bow deck, bowsprit, or jibboom.
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WE'D had very strong winds and been making good progress, but just as the boat was luffing up there was a horrendous bang - one of the forestays snapped.
Pretty Fly III, a canting keel Cookson 50, was one of 31 retirements last year after breaking her forestay. She finished 44th overall and won Division 0 in the 2014 Hobart, beating same-design Victoire.
The rig is high-modulus carbon with rod shrouds and EC6 rigging is optional alongwith an hydraulic forestay to adjust rake.
He checked out Bronzewing thoroughly and found that the forestay pin had broken.
Most of the structural components were made of stiffened hollow box sections, except for diagonal braces, which were tubes, and forestays and backstays, which were wide-flange shapes.
Apollonius follows this vivid description of the tree's uprooting with a simile in which a wintry blast of wind drags off a ship's mast; the mast comes away with "wedges and forestays" still attached ([phrase omitted], 1.1204).
But as for us, who mean to ply the Egyptian sea, may we be guided by the Thracian crane that flies beside our forestays and is a welcome sign to pilots, as it looks down upon the great waves while gliding safely through the fields of air.
Above all else, keep an eye on loads for runners, and check the stays, including the combined load on all active forestays.
Proud tradition--Rolex battle flags adorn the fleet's forestays. 5.