The New International Encyclopædia/Spinnaker

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The New International Encyclopædia
Edition of 1905. See also Spinnaker on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SPINNAKER. A triangular racing sail carried by yachts. It hoists to the foremast or foretopmast head and is spread by a boom which is, at other times, carried up and down the foremast. The spinnaker is only set when the wind is free or behind the yacht. See Yacht.