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tirar bordi

English translation: to tack

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10:20 Mar 26, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Ships, Sailing, Maritime / sailing
Italian term or phrase: tirar bordi
Hello all, the term in question here is "tirar bordi", taken from a text which gives tips for yachting in Venice's lagoon. Does it mean something along the lines of "hoisting the mainsail" or picking up speed in general? Thanks in advance for any suggestions from the nautically-minded!

"Attento alla corrente di marea, al traffico e ai canali che, in alcuni punti, si restringono e non vi è molto spazio per tirar bordi!"
Christina Townsend
Local time: 02:57
English translation:to tack
Explanation:
I think it just means to tack (bordeggiare), i.e. change direction.
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Juliet Halewood
Local time: 02:57
Grading comment
Thanks Jules! I used your suggestion though I've asked the customer for clarification in case- but no answer has been forthcoming as yet!
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3to tack
Juliet Halewood


  

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to tack


Explanation:
I think it just means to tack (bordeggiare), i.e. change direction.

Juliet Halewood
Local time: 02:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 21
Grading comment
Thanks Jules! I used your suggestion though I've asked the customer for clarification in case- but no answer has been forthcoming as yet!
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