Definition of cruising chute in English:

cruising chute


  • A type of spinnaker that is designed to be more stable but less efficient than a normal spinnaker.

    • ‘On the last jibe as we headed into the inlet, we hoisted the cruising chute and felt the boat accelerate.’
    • ‘We also had a cruising chute but this seemed to be too small to make much of a difference.’
    • ‘Out came the colourful spinnakers and cruising chutes to make the most of the more favourable wind direction and strength.’
    • ‘With winds on our starboard side, we put up our big cruising chute, but had an incident that could have had serious consequences.’
    • ‘The genoa is roller reefed and a large cruising chute provides power in downwind light conditions.’