Anatomy Of A Yacht

-Headsail

-Mainsail

_Forestay

Topping lift

Mainsheet

-Headsail

-Mainsail

_Forestay

Topping lift

Mainsheet

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Full-length wire shrouds support the mast on each side. Struts called spreaders extend between the mast and shrouds to spread the load. Wire "lowers support the middle portion of the mast.

Steering compass

Headsail sheet block on traveler

Headsail sheet block on traveler

Steering wheel

Binnacle

PERFORMANCE CRUISER

Yachts range from dedicated racers to pure, blue-water cruisers. A cruiser-racer with a good performance and comfortable accommodation is an excellent multipurpose choice.

Steering compass

Steering wheel

Binnacle

STEERING

Small yachts are steered using a tiller directly connected to the rudder. Larger yachts use a steering wheel connected to the rudder by cables. A large-diameter wheel provides lighter steering.

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