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DIFFERENT SAIL PLANS
CAPTAIN SAILS
SAIL AREA
BUNTLINE ROPES
LONG OARS
CONTROL SAILS
GAFF RIG
WORKING SAILS
SLOOP
SQUARE
TRIANGULAR SAIL
TRIANGULAR SAILS
SUPPORT RIGGING
AEGEUS
FURLING SAILS
LATEEN SAILS
CLEWS
SQUARE SAILS
PLANET
SOLAR SAILS
PULLING
FLAG
RAISING
NAME
WEIGHTS
DINOSAURS
COAST
STORM
LARGE NUMBER
RETURNING
SEA
STANDING
PROPULSION SYSTEM
CHANGE
GAFF
MOTHER
AENEAS
FLEET
ZHENG
BLACK SAILS
CRETE
WAY
ARRANGING
WATER
LEAN
ANCHOR
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Definitions

  1. Sails are primarily used at sea, on sailing ships as a propulsion system.
  2. Its sails are furled and a flag flies at the stern.
  3. The sails are trimmed in by that "rope" that's a "sheet".
  4. Solar sails are propelled almost entirely due to the force of the sun's EM radiation, not the solar wind.
  5. Her sails were not up until Sdermalm; the southern outskirts of the harbor.

Different Sail Plans

  1. Lines are rarely tied off, they are almost always 'made fast' or 'belayed.' Sails in different sail plans have unchanging names, however.
  2. In sailing lines are rarely tied off, they are almost always 'made fast' or 'belayed.' Sails in different sail plans have unchanging names, however.

Captain Sails

  1. He demands that the Africans be returned to Africa but instead the captain sails to New York.

Sail Area

  1. Studding sails have also been used to increase the sail area of a fore-and-aft spanker, again by extending the upper spar.

Buntline Ropes

  1. Overhaul - Hauling the buntline ropes over the sails to prevent them from chaffing.

Long Oars

  1. The sails, constructed of open-weave matting like an early catamaran, moved quickly through the waters as the Polynesians paddled the canoes with long oars.

Control Sails

  1. Moveable lines that control sails or other equipment are known collectively as a vessel's running rigging.

Gaff Rig

  1. Most modern designs have only one sail, the mainsail; however the traditional catboat could carry multiple sails from the gaff rig.

Working Sails

  1. Working sails - The sails used on a boat under ordinary conditions.

Sloop

  1. The most common sailboat is the sloop which features one mast and two sails, a normal mainsail and a foresail.
  2. A ketch rig allows for shorter sails than a sloop with the same sail area, resulting in a lower center of sail and less overturning moment.

Square

  1. In modern parlance, a brigantine is a vessel whose forward mast is rigged with square sails, while her after mast is rigged fore-and-aft.
  2. Her rig is barquentine with fore and aft sails on all except the forward most mast which has 3 square sails.
  3. With square sails, the sheets run through each yard-arm.

Triangular Sail

  1. Spinnaker - A large, triangular sail, most often symmetrical, flown from the mast in front of all other sails and the forestay.

Triangular Sails

  1. Modern day ships tend to use triangular sails with small spars that can lock into place automatically.

Support Rigging

  1. MAST - A spar set upright to support rigging and sails.

Aegeus

  1. Aegeus was Theseus' father, who threw himself off a cliff after seeing black sails on a ship.

Furling Sails

  1. Brale - Partially furling sails to lessen wind resistance or partially unfurling sails to make them ready for instant use.

Lateen Sails

  1. These outrigger canoes were called Proas, and resulted in Magellan naming Guam Islas de las Velas Latinas (Islands of the Lateen Sails).

Clews

  1. Used formerly in the clews of sails, now as an excellent stopper, a lashing or shackle being placed at s and a lanyard round the head at 1.
  2. Used for bending chain sheets to the clews of sails.

Square Sails

  1. YARD In yachts with square sails - the spar on which the sail is suspended.
  2. The highest-thrust to mass designs for ground-assembled deployable structures are square sails with the masts and guy lines on the dark side of the sail.
  3. Clew-lines - Used to truss up the clews, the lower corners of square sails.

Planet

  1. When orbiting a star or planet, sails can be used to slow down and spiral inward, or to increase the velocity and spiral outward.

Solar Sails

  1. A space yacht rigged with solar sails is described in the science-fiction novel " Planet of The Apes " by Pierre Boulle (original 1963 work).
  2. In 2000, Energy Science Laboratories developed a new carbon fiber material which might be useful for solar sails.
  3. Critics of the solar sail argue that solar sails are impractical for orbital and interplanetary missions because they move on an indirect course.

Pulling

  1. Heading closer to the wind requires trimming the sails, pulling them towards the vessel's center.

Flag

  1. The ship on the crest is brown with black unadorned masts on the coat of arms; it is black with yellow masts and white sails on the flag.

Raising

  1. WINCH - A device used to increase hauling power when raising or trimming sails.

Name

  1. As he sails away from the Cyclops's island, he shouts his name and boasts that no one can defeat the "Great Odysseus".

Weights

  1. Weights in the middles of these lines would pull the sails taut against the coning caused by the radiation pressure.

Dinosaurs

  1. It is quite possible that the sails of these dinosaurs were used for courtship, in a way similar to a peacock's tail.

Coast

  1. And the sails were bellied out by the wind, and far from the coast were they joyfully borne past the Posideian headland.

Storm

  1. Norwegian emigrants in 1868 were nearly drowned in a storm that dismasted their ship and made tangles of the sails and rigging.
  2. Lying ahull - Waiting out a storm by dousing all sails and simply letting the boat drift.

Large Number

  1. The size of a ship required to carry a large number of cannons made oar-based propulsion impossible, and warships came to rely primarily on sails.

Returning

  1. Returning to Poland only for a short time in 1774-5, he sails from France for the Americas in the summer of 1776.

Sea

  1. Setting a course across the open sea of Lopphavet, the ship then sails into calm waters as we near Skjervy and Troms.

Standing

  1. When the ships cast anchor, the sails are left standing in the wind.
  2. ALL STANDING To have all sails flying when running before the wind.

Propulsion System

  1. The only other major option is a propulsion system like ion engines or solar sails, which produce a very low amount of thrust over a very long time.

Change

  1. Statites might also employ their sails to change the shape or velocity of more conventional orbits, depending upon the purpose of the particular statite.
  2. In Theseus' grief, he forgot to change the sails, and seeing the black sail, Aegeus committed suicide by throwing himself into the sea (hence named Aegean).
  3. Theseus was successful but forgot to change the sails.

Gaff

  1. These may be either square sails or fore-and-aft ones, in which case they often "fill in" between the mast and the gaff of the sail below.

Mother

  1. Leaving Octavia pregnant of her second Antonia in Rome, he sails to Alexandria, where he expects funding from Cleopatra, the mother of his twins.

Aeneas

  1. He then lets out a great roar and the rest of the cyclopes in Polyphemus’ tribe come down to the shore and watch as Aeneas safely sails away.
  2. Aeneas, at the suggestion of the river god Tiberinus, sails north up the Tiber to seek military support among the neighboring tribes.

Fleet

  1. The English Navy began to develop during the 12th and 13th centuries and King John had a fleet of 500 sails.

Zheng

  1. Their oars became sails, painted with the "treasure ships" of Zheng He who reached Africa in the Ming Dynasty.
  2. When their sails are spread they are like great clouds in the sky." Zheng He's first port of call was in Champa, a part of today's Vietnam.

Black Sails

  1. The ship departed under black sails, as usual, which Theseus promised his father to change for white, in case of his returning victorious.
  2. Theseus, however, forgot to do so, and when Aegeas saw the ship return with black sails, he committed suicide by throwing himself off a cliff into the sea.
  3. Aegeus saw black sails, and, thinking his son dead, the grief-stricken father threw himself into the sea, thereafter called the Aegean.

Crete

  1. Theseus volunteered to be one of the sacrifices, and the fourteen chosen sailed off to Crete on a ship with black sails, for mourning.

Way

  1. A yacht using sails as motive power on port tack[9] gives way to one on starboard tack.[10].
  2. When sailing upwind (towards the wind source) the movement of air over the sails acts in the same way as air moving over an aircraft's wing.

Arranging

  1. Bring to - Cause a ship to be stationary by arranging the sails.

Water

  1. Ahull, Lying ahull - When all sails are lowered, usually in open water.
  2. The sails use the Sun's energy to propel a spacecraft -- much the way wind pushes sailboats across water.

Lean

  1. The lifting force of the sails also acts to lean the boat over to one side, which is called heeling.

Anchor

  1. When the light repast was over, Rezanov made a signal to several sailors who awaited commands, and they sprang to the anchor and sails.
  2. One photograph depicts junks: "Chinese junks at anchor, with sails furled, lying on the Yangtse.

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