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Synonyms for mainsheet

(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

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AT the inquest scoutmaster Marsh remembered: "I shifted Beckham over to the port side to be ready to pull on the mainsheet when my helm was a little further over.
Denise Covert, a copy editor and page designer at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, works on regional publications that are inserted into the mainsheet.
The Blokart has handlebar steering and one mainsheet.
The folding system will permit two products to be run at different speeds -- important because production wants to run concurrently with the mainsheet at least some of the 50 to 60 tab sections it now prints during the day and inserts later, said Bullock, who anticipates similar efficiencies in preprinting weekend sections.
But the inherent creativity of the DBC "solution" seems a powerful example of the value of the small sailboat response to a confusing wind: loosen your grip on the mainsheet and the tiller, let the boat come into the wind, then plot an integrated course.
His fleeting hope peaks on wave's crest but dies plummeting into trough, eyes filming with saltwater can't see but look again, don't know your luck, you should've loosed the mainsheet though, a dinghy sailed by clumsy amateur capsizes so easily, in wave's belly, self could sink in sleep, but searing sunwind strikes my head again as deep sea swell throws self up again, can't look in this hot light again, too many against or do ears hear another sound of breaking waves?
Robertson's cautious optimism was mirrored by Greenhalgh, Oman Air's mainsheet trimmer and tactician: "We were really pleased to extend our lead, and happy with most of the day, sailing really well.
In addition, Dufour has pioneered the practise of leading all control lines for the mainsheet, headsail and code zero back to the cockpit to enable short-handed sailing.
In the Chicago event his role will be to handle the mainsheet of the vessel.
But right now with a sailing event in France coming up soon, she is thoroughly enjoying her role as mainsheet trimmer.
There's little concern that devoted mainsheet readers will leap to the tabs since market research is showing that it's primarily nonreaders who are attracted to the new publications.
98 is remarkable for its elegant, clean lines and rope- and rigging-free deck, thanks to the innovative internal diagonal path and to the "inverted-T" mainsheet solution.
To be operating next fall, the systems will assemble more than 1,000 different zoned packages, which then will be bagged, palletized, and sent to the field, where they will be combined with the mainsheet.
The mainsheet is aft and just ahead of the tillers to increase control and twist on the mainsail.
To avoid buying additional presses and achieve product goals like unmatched sections, many newspapers are converting to running straight advance and mainsheet runs.