The Ghost swung around into the wind, and I finished my work forward in time to run aft and lend a hand with the mainsheet.
Priscilla took the mainsheet in her hand and ordered Frank to luff a little.
We will watch for a ‘smooth,’ and directly it comes, you and François must round-in upon the mainsheet.
Bobtail eased off his mainsheet, and waited for the Eagle to come up.
Come, Walter, haul in the mainsheet, and come up to the wind.
If she steers hard trim your mainsheet aft and it will ease her.
Aft—Back or behind, as come aft, haul the mainsheet aft, meaning to pull it towards the stern.
But I had to stick to the mainsheet and the yoke-lines, and do as best I could without rest, for the time being.
When sailing in the dark or in bad weather make the end of your mainsheet fast; always keep a knot in it.
Always see that your mainsheet is clear, and that it cannot (p. 218) get foul of anything in running out.