asymmetrical spinnaker

variants: or less commonly asymmetric spinnaker

Definition of asymmetrical spinnaker

: a spinnaker that has a forward edge that is longer than its after edge Race director Randy Draftz said Saturday one of the Vipers was videotaped doing over 20 knots under its asymmetrical spinnaker — Will Haynie, Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina), 20 Apr. 2008

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First Known Use of asymmetrical spinnaker

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Asymmetrical spinnaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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