Definitions for "Vang"
Keywords:  gaff, boom, tackle, sail, steady
A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.
a device used to hold down the boom
One of a pair of wires rigged from the sprit end to the deck, controlling the sprit (port and starboard). The vang fall is the tackle rigged on the lower end of the vang, whose lower blocks are mounted near each end of the main horse. Rolling vangs are preventers led forward to complete the control of the sprit in heavy weather, in order to keep the sprit out to leeward. (Pronounced 'wang.')
Keywords:  dog, german, sea, name
Name of German sea dog.