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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Do you know where the term "Cunningham" came from?
It's fun to trace these words we use so often.
Invented by Cunningham?
You know, some years ago I was very happy because I had found a way to carry a big 150% genoa well open downwind without the help of a spi pole, passing the line by the end of the boom.
That was a great sailing day and at the end of it I was drinking beers with a British skipper and mentioned that to him. Yes he said, I know that, a Portuguese ....(I cannot remember the name he gave to it)... but it seems that another Portuguese had already invented that and for the talk it was many centuries ago
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Last edited by PCP; 12-12-2013 at 06:11 PM.