She laid the duck down again and covered it, a little regretfully, with the spinnaker.
"There's plenty of room on spinnaker for both of us, I think," Parker replied, quietly.
"A spinnaker boom always goes forward of the shrouds and you lead the guy aft outside them," he said.
Such a spinnaker will be more effective than a big (p. 301) one on an ocean cruise.
A half-hour later the young engineer had established his spinnaker terminal point, and was running his lines.
With our spinnaker "set" we just skimmed homeward, reaching Warren in an hour.
Priscilla hurriedly turned over the corner of the spinnaker and got out the jam pot.
A jackyard topsail that requires no topmast can be set, and a spinnaker will be found very useful for running in light weather.
Marston saw the lights for a few moments when the spinnaker soared away from the boom.
Her spinnaker collapsed like a torn balloon, but Red Rose leaped on, pressed by straining sail.
"large triangular sail," 1866, either a derivative of spin in the sense of "go rapidly" or a corrupt pronunciation of Sphinx, which was the name of the first yacht known to carry this type of sail.