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reef the sail(s)

To reduce the area of one or more sails while they are being used by winding them over a roller or tying them up at particular points. Often specified as "the mainsail," "the jib," etc. There's too much wind to be at full sail—it's dragging the whole boat to one side. I'll keep a steady course while you go and reef the mainsail. We should be fine if we just reef the jib, I think. The captain ordered us to reef the sails in before the storm hit.
See also: reef

reef in the sail(s)

To reduce the area of one or more sails while they are being used by winding them over a roller or tying them up at particular points. There's too much wind to be at full sail—it's dragging the whole boat to one side. I'll keep a steady course while you go and reef in the mainsail. We should be fine if we just reef in the jib, I think. The captain ordered us to reef in the sails before the storm hit.
See also: reef
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Greenhalgh, who is also the mainsail trimmer, added, 'It's a very competitive fleet and every little mistake costs you a place or two - it is one of the most competitive fleets we have seen, but it was always going to be the case at a world championships as there are some really solid teams here.'
"It was a tricky day -- a couple of times we were leading races and the situation changed so we had to adapt quickly," said Greenhalgh, Oman Air's mainsail trimmer.
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"The conditions were superb and the racing frenzied and dynamic with starting tactics key to the success around the course," said Oman Air mainsail trimmer and tactician Pete Greenhalgh.
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The government has enlisted the world's fastest yacht, Esimit Europa to promote the forthcoming EU presidency by attending a launch event and flying the presidency's emblem on its mainsail.
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