Terminology: Sails and Sail Controls

To become ASA 101 certified it is required that you be able to identify the sails and sail controls of  listed on this page as well as their function.

Mainsail

Jib / Genoa

Tack

Head

Clew

Luff

Foot

Leech

Batten

Batten Pocket

Bolt Rope

Running Rigging

Halyard

Mainsheet

Jibsheets

Boom Vang

Outhaul

Downhaul

Cunningham

Traveler

Hank

Boom Topping Lift

Telltale

Roller Furler

Shackle