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The rope that controls the angle at which a mainsail is trimmed and set.


(Nautical Terms) nautical the line used to control the angle of the mainsail to the wind



a sheet of a mainsail.
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Noun1.mainsheet - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the windmainsheet - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
futtock shroud - shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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But he was deflected by the crash of the mainsheet blocks on the stout deck- traveller, as the mainsail, emptied of the wind and feeling the wind on the other side, swung crazily across above him.
Tell him to slack off the mainsheet, and before you know it, he'd drop the peak.
I picked up a lot of practical sailing knowledge from them in terms of mainsheet trim, spinnaker trim, helming and much more.
It's great to have two in the bag though it was wet and tricky out there," said Greenhalgh, Oman Air's mainsheet trimmer and tactician.
He said the team -- which includes mainsheet trimmer and tactician Pete Greenhalgh, headsail trimmer Ed Smyth and bowman James Wierzbowski -- would make sure they come out of the blocks when racing resumes in Madeira next month.
He was sailing in the B3 class and was handling the mainsheet of the boat.
I was on mainsheet last year so I'm looking forward to being in the driving seat this year.
As the wind picked up, th Marsh put his best boy, William Beckham, at the mainsheet, the rope that controls the mainsail.
But fellow firefighters manning West Yorkshire Two's boat saw one of its team rescued by helicopter after he broke his collar bone and three teeth when the mainsheet became wrapped around the wheel.
CAIRO: The Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW) embarked on its operations over 20 years ago in Mainsheet Nasser, at that time one of the largest unrecognized illegal settlements in Egypt.
Halfway through the gust you tense the mainsheet up again after you've gone through the peak of the gust.