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What is a screecher sail?

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Or screacher???
asked Jul 18, 2012 by Mr Diesel (220 points)

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The short answer is:

A screecher is a sail that combines the features of a spinnaker and a reacher.

Usually considered a type of spinnaker in that  it is not attached to a stay along its luff, and typically has a slightly larger curvature than a genoa. Or, a loose luffed reaching genoa.

For a discussion thread on this topic, see:

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?136146-What-is-a-screecher-sail-pleas

answered Aug 15, 2013 by Sailbad the Sinner (3,940 points)
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