Definition of loose-footed in English:

loose-footed

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adjective

  • (Of a boat’s sail) having no boom or not secured to a boom at the foot.
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    • Sails are normally left bent on and hoisted and are furled by brailiing lines. These are a traditional form of furling a loose-footed sail and very quickly draw the sails into the masts.
    • Adjust the sheeting angle: The leech and foot of loose-footed sails should have the same tension.
    • However, that situation started to change during the 1980s after America’s Cup sail designers began experimenting with loose-footed mainsails.

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