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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / navegacion en botes
English term or phrase:sail out the anchor
He proceeded first to shorten up the anchor line in the prescribed fashion. Then he hoisted the mainsail, and attempted to “sail out” the anchor. But trimming a mainsail alone can sometimes have the automatic first tendency to turn the boat into the wind, which immediately sets the sail to luffing, whereby it loses its drive power and is thus unable to pluck the anchor up. After several minutes of this trial and error, which was mostly error, salted with appropriate curses, Brad decided to hoist the jib, which would provide more power and help turn the boat away from the wind.
Saludos, estimados colegas. Muchas gracias desde ya por su ayuda