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Which is preferable, "wing on wing" or "wing and wing"?

I did a search on SailNet and found 717 hits on WoW and 5,040 for WaW. The fourth edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship only lists "wing-and-wing" in the index.

So is "wing-and-wing" the correct thing to say?
 

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Which is preferable, "wing on wing" or "wing and wing"?

I did a search on SailNet and found 717 hits on WoW and 5,040 for WaW. The fourth edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship only lists "wing-and-wing" in the index.

So is "wing-and-wing" the correct thing to say?
fasters got it

just say it FASTER and it becomes nwing

everyone will understand what your are trying to say

jajaja

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wing N wing is the term I use.
 

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If the Annapolis book says 'and', I would be inclined to believe it was correct. I suspect the typical wing 'n wing is more easily heard as On than And.
 
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If Annapolis and and Chapman's both say "wing and wing" then I guess that settles it. I suspect you all are right, people say it fast "wing 'n wing" and that gets misheard as "wing on wing."

Regarding the Devil's pecker, I'm not sure that's strictly sailing related...
 

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This is a "forced" wing'n'wing from last weekend's sailing. We were on dead run, we tied the boom to a cleat at the bow on one side and the genoa with a genoa mast forcefully spread on the other side. Never seen that before! Worked really well!
Genoa mast?? AKA whisker pole?? ;)
 
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This is a "forced" wing'n'wing from last weekend's sailing. We were on dead run, we tied the boom to a cleat at the bow on one side and the genoa with a genoa mast forcefully spread on the other side. Never seen that before! Worked really well!
Nice!

Here's me wing and wing my first day out this year. There was almost no wind, but with the big 170 nylon genoa poled out we managed to drift along.

 

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Genoa mast?? AKA whisker pole?? ;)
Ah Faster, is that not correct? Be gentle on me please. :) I am still learning. I thought the instructor called that a genoa mast. But maybe I got it wrong.
There is so much covered each time but its beautifully starting to make sense as a whole. I liveaboard almost every weekend on courses and sort of covering pretty much everything possible.
 

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Genoa mast?? AKA whisker pole?? ;)
English is her fourth or fifth language. She speaks it as well or better than many for whom English is his or her first language, particularly Americans and Canadians. *grin*
 

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Ah Faster, is that not correct? Be gentle on me please. :) I am still learning. I thought the instructor called that a genoa mast. But maybe I got it wrong.
There is so much covered each time but its beautifully starting to make sense as a whole. I liveaboard almost every weekend on courses and sort of covering pretty much everything possible.
paikea your pic looks great to me with the slight exception of the clew being a bit of a ways from the whisker pole(its also pointed downwards a bit) its can be easy to wrap something there and be a strain to get off also the sheet is bending over the lifelines which is always a no no espcially of you get a good gust...you can reroute the sheet with a twinger or of you have blocks on tracks inside out or simply put not on something that may bind.

however remember that with poles of any type to begin with, its a bit easier to always be slightly higher than parallel to the water that way you never experience an unwanted pole dip which can be "awkward" especially in high winds...:)

HAPPY SAILING BTW
 
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