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  • Dinghy line

 

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Mooring

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  • Plait

Splicing

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  • Twine & Tape
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Sailing rope, also known as sailing line or yacht rope, refers to the various types of ropes and lines used in sailing for a variety of purposes. These ropes are made from different materials and are designed to handle specific tasks on a sailboat.

When selecting sailing ropes, factors such as material strength, UV resistance, flexibility, and ease of handling are important considerations. Different types of rope are used for different applications based on their properties. Modern sailing ropes often use synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, and high-performance materials like Dyneema, which offer strength and durability while being lightweight and resistant to water and UV damage.

Halyards

Halyards are ropes used to raise and lower sails on a sailboat. They can be made from materials like polyester, polypropylene, or even high-tech fibers like Dyneema. Halyards need to be strong and durable to handle the load of the sails.

Sheets

Sheets are ropes used to control the angle and tension of sails. They are attached to the lower corners of sails and are used to trim the sails in or out. The main sheet controls the main sail, and jib/genoa sheets control the front sails.

Tacking or Jibing

These lines help control the movement of the sails during maneuvers like tacking (changing direction against the wind) and jibing (changing direction with the wind).

Mooring

These ropes are used to secure a boat to a dock or other mooring points. They help keep the boat in place and prevent it from drifting.

Vang

These lines control the position and tension of the boom (horizontal spar) that holds the bottom edge of the mainsail.

Downhauls & Outhauls

Downhauls are used to control the tension of sails, particularly on the luff (leading edge). Outhauls are used to adjust the tension on the foot of a sail.

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