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  • (n) any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel


  • Barely had the crewmen cleared the headsail when Gretel II nosed into a heavy wave that bucked Crewman Paul Salmon off the slippery deck.

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  • "The decks and even the foot of the headsail were covered - it looks like squid ink and there's an awful lot of it," said Golding. "It was pretty big, but I'm not worried I'm bigger."
    on Nov 3, 2006 By: Mike Golding Source: BBC Sport

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