One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A triangular sail set on the forestay.
- ‘Bowdoin carries four sails; a jib and forestaysail forward of the foremast, a foresail, and a mainsail.’
- ‘The innermost part of the bowsprit, from which the forestaysail flies, is called the heel.’
- ‘Run down the forestaysail and stand by to let go.’
- ‘Compared to the flying jib and forestaysail, the Genoa has a shorter leading edge and backs the Phoresail.’
- ‘She was under staysail and forestaysail only, perfectly equilibrated, and her speed and power were awesome.’
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