What does reefing the main mean?

What does reefing the main mean?

The area of the mainsail is reduced by a technique called reefing. This is much easier than changing the sail. Reefing is done by lowering the mainsail, establishing a new tack and clew using control lines, and hoisting the mainsail again with the bottom part no longer exposed to the wind.

What is a reefing line in sailing?

Reefing reduces the area of a sail, usually by folding or rolling one edge of the canvas in on itself and attaching the unused portion to a spar or a stay, as the primary measure to preserve a sailing vessel’s stability in strong winds. Restoring full sail area is termed shaking out a reef.

How do you reef furling in mainsail?

Reefing the Mainsail by Furling Into the Mast You can either motor into the wind or use the jibsail to head onto a close haul or close reach and let the mainsheet out until the load disappears from the mainsail. Then wrap the mainsail outhaul around the winch and release the clutch holding the outhaul.

What is reefing of a ligament?

◦ of flexion. Ultimately, LUCL. reefing is an effective technique for restoring ligament integrity for midsubstance attenuation without ligament reconstruction or external fixation.

What is capsular reefing?

This procedure involves an advancement and reefing of the POL and adherent posterior capsule to the stout tissue of the intact medial collateral ligament, potentially using suture anchors if the POL tissue is detached from bone.

What does attenuated ligament mean?

If the ligament becomes attenuated or lengthened, it will no longer hold the tibia in correct relationship to the femur. There may be an associated injury to the meniscus or shock absorber of the knee (see page 9) or damage to the cartilage covering the bones.

When & Why would you reef a mainsail?

Reefing is meant to increase your ease-of-use, flatten sail shape, reduce sail area, and re-position the boat’s center of effort. This reduces heeling and de-powers your sails to improve safety and stability in rough weather.