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Spinnaker vs. Gennaker

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Spinnakernoun

(nautical) A sail supplemental to the mainsail, especially a triangular one, used on yachts for running before the wind.

Gennakernoun

(nautical) A sail having characteristics of a genoa and a spinnaker.

Spinnakernoun

A large triangular sail set upon a boom, - used when running before the wind.

Gennaker

A gennaker is a sail that was developed around 1990. Used when sailing downwind, it is a cross between a genoa and a spinnaker.

Spinnakernoun

large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind

Spinnaker

A spinnaker is a sail designed specifically for sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a downwind, i.e. with the wind 90–180° off bow.

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