Each of two guy ropes running from the end of a gaff to opposite sides of the deck.
More example sentences
- Especially in heavy winds, ease the vang an inch or two for the reach.
- If the vang is on tight and the wind drops be sure to ease it to maintain good mainsail trim.
mid 18th century: variant of obsolete fang, denoting a gripping device, from Old Norse fang 'grasp', of Germanic origin.
Definition of vang in:
- The British & World English dictionary