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Staysail
Sail set on a stay inboard of the forwardmost sail.
Step
A recess into which the fell of the mast is placed.
Stern
After end of a boat.
Stringer
A fore-and-aft member, fitted to strengthen the frames.
Sunfish
Single mast with a lateen sail (rig) and daggerboard. Popular for small size and portability. Good for learning.
Tack
The lower forward corner of the sail, where the luff and the foot meet; also the diagonal made with the wind by a sailboat when close-hauled, (to change from one tack to another by coming about).
Tacking
Working to windward by sailing close-hauled on alternate courses so that the wind is first on one side of the boat, then on the other.