forestay : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.