Sail

A sail is a two-dimensional surface, typically made of fabric and supported by a mast, whose purpose to propel a sailing vessel. Occasionally sails may also be found on land vehicles.

Read more about Sail:  History of Sails, Use of Sails, Types of Rig, Sail Aerodynamics, Parts of The Sail, Sail Types, Sail Construction, Weight, Advances in Sail Materials and Manufacture

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Sportsboat - Rig Design and Sail Plan
... tall mast for their hull length, a correspondingly large main sail and non-overlapping Jib (a headsail that does not extend rearward past the mast) ... the hull and allows better airflow and a larger sail size ... Bull series of boats, enabling the asym boat to sail at deeper angles downwind as the pole is squared back ...
Steven Callahan - Biography
... for the yachting press worldwide, has been a contributing editor to Sail and Sailor magazines, senior editor of Cruising World, has authored Adrift and Capsized, the story of four men who drifted for four ... (as well as a yacht tender) that allows the sailor to sail to safety ... French call a "Dynamic" raft, meaning the thing sails ...
Sail Away (David Gray Song)
... "Sail Away" is a song by David Gray ... Sail Away has been covered by Norwegian singer/songwriter Alejandro Fuentes, which was performed at the Hallelujah concerts ...
Advances in Sail Materials and Manufacture
... progressed the manufacturing process with the creation of glued, molded and laminated sails ... Glued sails are regular paneled sails but instead of sewing the pieces together, the sail maker uses a special, ultra-strong polymer glue which bonds through the use of ultrasound ... and created in the optimum (three dimensional) shape of the sail that the sail maker wants to produce ...
Sail On! Sail On!
... "Sail On! Sail On!" is an alternate history short story by Philip José Farmer, first published in 1952 ... so, like other transatlantic travellers, Columbus and his colleagues sail over the edge of the world into Earth orbit, and never return from their mission ...

Famous quotes containing the word sail:

    It was a poetic recreation to watch those distant sails steering for half-fabulous ports, whose very names are a mysterious music to our ears.... It is remarkable that men do not sail the sea with more expectation. Nothing was ever accomplished in a prosaic mood.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow; and laden with this, their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck and the languages of common life have sunk into oblivion.
    —Anonymous. Quoted in Richard Chevenix Trench, On the Study of Words, lecture 1 (1858)

    Every tree sends its fibres forth in search of the Wild. The cities import it at any price. Men plow and sail for it. From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)