What holds the sail on a sailboat?

How are sails attached to mast?

Boom attachment

The forward end of the boom attaches to a mast just below the sail, with a joint called the gooseneck. The gooseneck pivots allowing the other end of the boom to move freely. The clew (back corner) of the sail attaches to the free end of the boom.

Which part of the sail do battens support?

Battens are like the framework of a tent across which the material is pulled taut and smooth. They support the area outside the straight line between clew and head.

Whats a helm on a boat?

Helm – A tiller or wheel and any associated equipment for steering a ship or boat. Ours is a wheel and we let our passengers take the helm at times during the cruise.

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