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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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 ...
Sportsboat - Rig Design and Sail Plan
... characterised by a 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) ... from the hull and allows better airflow and a larger sail size ... by Greg Young in the Bull series of boats, enabling the asym boat to sail at deeper angles downwind as the pole is squared back ...
Advances in Sail Materials and Manufacture
... 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 ... a curved mold is designed 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 ... exist, 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 ...
Steven Callahan - Biography
... widely 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 ... lifeboat (as well as a yacht tender) that allows the sailor to sail to safety ... different kind of raft now, what the French call a "Dynamic" raft, meaning the thing sails ...

Famous quotes containing the word sail:

    Undoubtedly if we were to reform this outward life truly and thoroughly, we should find no duty of the inner omitted. It would be employment for our whole nature.... But a moral reform must take place first, and then the necessity of the other will be superseded, and we shall sail and plow by its force alone.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    So, when my days of impotence approach,
    And I’m by pox and wine’s unlucky chance
    Forced from the pleasing billows of debauch
    On the dull shore of lazy temperance,
    My pains at least some respite shall afford
    While I behold the battles you maintain
    When fleets of glasses sail about the board,
    From whose broadsides volleys of wit shall rain.
    John Wilmot, 2d Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680)

    We sail across dominions barely seen, washed by the swells of time. We plow through fields of magnetism. Past and future come together on thunderheads and our dead hearts live with lightning in the wounds of the Gods.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)