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cruising chute

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Definition of cruising chute in English:

noun

Sailing
A type of spinnaker that is designed to be more stable but less efficient than a normal spinnaker.
Example sentences
  • The genoa is roller reefed and a large cruising chute provides power in downwind light conditions.
  • On the last jibe as we headed into the inlet, we hoisted the cruising chute and felt the boat accelerate.
  • We also had a cruising chute but this seemed to be too small to make much of a difference.

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