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To have or create the situation where the sails are such that, with the wind crossing the direction of the vessel's course, the sails experience the full force of the wind, filling the sails and the ship attains it highest speed.
No. 2: "We've lost a day being becalmerd. We won't make port in time."

No. 1: "We will. With this stong westerly abeam, we will. Today we go large!"
by seacunny June 25, 2011