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  • n  an adjustable stay from the foremast to the deck or bowsprit; controls the bending of the mast

  • Then in the Indian Ocean I had to stay up for three or four days, trying to keep the forestay up to keep the mast from falling backwards.
  • On the morning of the seventh day out, she had covered 800 miles and was making splendid headway, with her mainsail, foresail, forestay sail and jib set and full.
  • But then a submerged shipping container shattered her port daggerboard and a snapped forestay less than 1,000 miles from Les Sables slowed her progress.

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