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post #5 of Old 11-17-2002
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question on sails

In layman terms: a genoa is a fore sail (forward of the mast) which extends beyond the mast (to aft). The distance from the base of the fore stay to the base of the mast is considered 100%. A 130 would be 30% longer along it''s foot (base of the sail). A jib is 100% or smaller, thus not extending aft of the mast.

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