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  • n. Plural form of spinnaker.


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  • On Artemis Ocean Racing, Ms. Caffari instructs her crew to hoist the spinnaker, but a run of bad luck follows and two spinnakers are ripped, allowing their competitors to race past as they sail to the finish line.

    Sailing in the Eye of the Wind

  • In wind propulsion, we naturally indulge our greed and lust for more, building might y spinnakers and parachutes with potential to trap it all.

    Fury Power | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • I'm just realizing now that Marco Rubio's ears are the size of competition class spinnakers!

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Superficially it resembles a spinnaker, but spinnakers are not able to fly on long lines so that they can catch the stronger steadier winds hundreds of feet up or be flown in a huge arc to increase the power of the pull.

    POWER YOUR BOAT WITH KITES: Wind Power by KiteShip | Inhabitat

  • Still pretty windy, but with just main and jib (no spinnakers allowed in twilight racing) it wasn't hard work.

    Journal for 14 December 2000

  • And yet … in September, a fat stack of very pretty publications will launch, with heavy paper stock, big perfectly bound spines, and shiny pictures of spinnakers and gourmet chocolate.

    Church Cuddles Up to State: Media's Glossy New Reality

  • How on Tuesday summer nights the sailboats would race on the lake, the water packed tight with speeding triangles of white and spinnakers of starburst color.

    The Nature of Jade

  • MARK THOMPSON, RACE DOCTOR: My understanding is that they have him on a weather bunk surrounded quite comfortably with, you know, spare spinnakers to keep him as stable as possible.

    CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2001

  • Sails can be divided into four main categories: mains (and mizzens), foresails (what we have been calling jibs), staysails, and spinnakers.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • The boats were rehearsing some type of ceremony, for they each rounded the same buoy marker and unfurled outrageously colored spinnakers—oranges, purples, scarlets and greens, like the tailfeathers of a covey of tropical birds.

    When the Bough Breaks


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