Sail handling terminology

peter2407

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Having a senior moment .... What are the terms for:

A. Tightening in the genoa sheet and dropping the headsail thus keeping the sail on board and avoiding a visit to the bow?
B. Having genny one up and flying but genny two hanked on between the first and second hanks so when you drop genny one, you take off the 2nd and higher hanks, change the halyard and raise genny two while sail tying genny one to the pulpit

Two separate topics btw.

TIA
 
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William_H

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Well I have never heard a specific term for these 2 actions. They are both quite useful processes if it suits your boat. Just call it "drop the jib" or "change the jib"
Good communication is what is needed on a boat. Not necessarily traditional names etc. So use the terms the listener will understand. Anything else is a kind of nautical one up manship that helps no one. olewill
 

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We need more special sailing terms like Sepp Blatter deserves more years at FIFA.

P.s my spell checker changed Blatter to seppuku which seems ironic.
 
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