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What is a genoa sail or jib?

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And how did it come to be named for this Italy city?
asked Jul 18, 2012 by Mr Diesel (220 points)

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wrt your guestion. Wikipedia has a good explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genoa_(sail)

The genoa jib was invented and first used by the well-known Italian sailor and sailmaker Raimondo Panario. First used during the 1926 Genoa's winter races, hence its name "genoa jib".

answered Aug 28, 2013 by Sailbad the Sinner (3,940 points)
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