Originally Posted by bobperry
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