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Main or Mainsail

The largest sail on a boat

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Jib

Sail in front of the mainsail

3

Genoa or Genny

Large jib that overlaps the mast

4

Head

The top corner of a sail

5

Tack

The front , bottom corner of a sail

6

Clew

The back, bottom corner of a sail

7

Foot

The bottom edge of a sail

8

Luff

( 1 ) Front edge of a sail ( 2 ) Flap

9

Leech

Back edge of a sail

10

Battens

Solid slats inserted into pockets along a sails leech to help maintain its shape

11

Line

Rope

12

Sheet

The primary line that adjusts the sail trim, usually referred to with the sail it adjusts ( like mainsheet )

13

Trim

The angle of the sail to the wind

14

Block

A pulley

15

Bow

The front of a boat

16

Stern

The back of a boat

17

Forward

The direction toward the bow

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Aft

The direction toward the stern

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Port

Left ( when you're facing forward )

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Starboard

Right ( when you're facing forward )