If you are a newbie to sailing, or if you are just getting started with your sailing hobby, you might not know what the term “sail” means. There are several types of sails on boats. In this article we will discuss the three main types of sails: The Main Sail, the Genoa and the Mainsail.
The Main Sail
The main sail is the most important sail on a boat. It is the largest sail and it is used to propel the boat forward. It is also called the mainsail. The mainsail is made up of one or more sails called “jibs”. These jibs are attached to the front of the main sail. The jibs help the boat to turn when it is moving. The main sail is the only sail that can be lowered while the boat is moving. This allows the wind to be used to move the boat forward. The main sail is usually made of cloth, canvas or synthetic material.
The genoa is a smaller sail which is used to help the boat turn when it is moving. It is attached to the main sail on the port side (right side) of the boat. The genoa is sometimes called the leech of the main sail. The genoa is usually made of cloth or canvas.
The mainsail is the smallest of the three main sails. It is attached to the back of the boat. The mainsail helps the boat to travel through the water. It is usually made of cloth, but in some cases it can be made of synthetic material.
These are the three main types of sails. When learning to sail, it is important that you learn about these sails. You need to understand the role of each sail in order to use the sails effectively.