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  • n. Alternative spelling of centreboard.


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  • Reduce center-board area to reduce heel in strong winds.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • With a force of wind hitting your sail, the larger the center-board the greater the heeling force.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • He had sailed small craft before -- frail center-board cat-boats, handy and swift, built to serve in summer winds and protected waters: never such an one as this.

    The Black Bag

  • Deep bosomed she was, with no center-board, dependent on her draught and heavy keel to hold her on the wind; stanch and seaworthy, sheathed with stout plank and ribbed with seasoned timber, designed to keep afloat in the wickedest weather brewed by the foul-tempered German Ocean.

    The Black Bag

  • "I am so glad the wind has lulled," said Euphemia, from the other side of the center-board partition which partially divided the cabin.

    Euphemia Among the Pelicans

  • The yacht's center-board plowed furrows through the mud-banks, which, according to

    Sailing Alone Around the World


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