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English translation: overcanvassed

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French term or phrase:survoilé
English translation:overcanvassed
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15:06 Aug 1, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: survoilé
"Il participate àune régate avec un 27 pieds survoilé."
Alexandra Hague
Local time: 01:08
overcanvassed
Explanation:
You often see "surtoillée" in fact.

Being overcanvassed : means that the surface area of the sail as set is too great for the conditions. If you are sailing overcanvassed, either you haven't anticipated a stiffening of the breeze in time, or that a stronger wind has kicked in and caught you out.

However, describing a boat as an overcanvassed 27-footer means that she a large sail area in relation to her length, a common feature in high performance machines.
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Local time: 01:08
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overcanvassed


Explanation:
You often see "surtoillée" in fact.

Being overcanvassed : means that the surface area of the sail as set is too great for the conditions. If you are sailing overcanvassed, either you haven't anticipated a stiffening of the breeze in time, or that a stronger wind has kicked in and caught you out.

However, describing a boat as an overcanvassed 27-footer means that she a large sail area in relation to her length, a common feature in high performance machines.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 01:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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Explanation:
surtoiLée (one "l")

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 01:08
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PRO pts in pair: 4431
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