backstay


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a stay that supports the back of something

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It is twice as strong and half as stretchy as Kevlar, which is used to make body armour, as well as the older backstay ropes for yachts.
Twin steering wheels are located forward in the cockpit and behind are the mainsail trimmers and obligatory running backstay crew.
The rig is alloy as standard with a carbon option and is supported by twin (adjustable) backstays and outboard shrouds.
The Sport Package includes Lewmar Evo winches, composite wheels, hydraulic backstay, carbon spinnaker pole and a narrow Selden rig plus other regatta-style fittings.
The sail plan has a fully battened 3DL mainsail and 107% furling jib on the keel stepped alloy rig, which features a pulley adjustable backstay and there's also barber haulers to tuck in the headsail up front.
A high aspect rig has swept back spreaders with a mechanical backstay and there's also a carbon option.
A keel-stepped alloy mast is held aloft by swept back outboard shrouds and an hydraulically adjustable backstay, with a jack incorporated in the base for regatta tuning.
The sail plan has a fully battened 3DL mainsail and 107 per cent furling jib on a keel stepped alloy rig with a pulley adjustable backstay and there's barber haulers to tuck in the headsail.
All competing yachts will display a special Rolex race flag on their backstay.
SWD Founder David Pescud presented CYCA Commodore Howard Piggott with the burgee that flew from the backstay of Kayle all the way around Australia.