There are many different types of sails, and they vary depending on the boat and their use. Learning about all of the different types of sails can be a daunting task, but one that you will have to tackle if you plan to start sailing.
Mainsail - This is, as it sounds, the primary sail on a sailboat. The mainsail is the sail which helps your sailboat to move quickly in the water. If you only trim (adjust the angle of) one sail, it should be the mainsail. It is also the first sail that should be put up before you go out on the water.
Do you dream of leaving dry land to live on a boat? Before you pack your bags, it is important to know what to expect from life on the water.