reaching sails

Dutch translation: halfwinders

15:07 Oct 31, 2005
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Ships, Sailing, Maritime
English term or phrase: reaching sails
Bowsprit: This is used to allow larger downwind and reaching sails (spinnakers (3) and gennikers) to be used, compared to if they were simply attached to the end of the bow (2)
Renate van den Bos
Local time: 14:05
Dutch translation:halfwinders
reacher = halfwinder (voor het zeilen bij halve wind)
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Harry Borsje
Local time: 14:05
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reacher = halfwinder (voor het zeilen bij halve wind)

Harry Borsje
Local time: 14:05
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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agree  Wouter van Kampen
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agree  mariette (X): ook wel ballonfok genoemd.
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