Bream (sailing)

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Brassbaum from Seute Deern , Bremerhaven

A bream (plural: bream) describes a rope that belongs to the running rigging of a square sailor .

The braces are each port and starboard at the yardarm the respective Rah injured and serve to Rah horizontally around the mast to pivot so that the hinged at the Rah sail according to the relative wind can be provided to the maximum propulsion to produce. This process is called accordingly bream ; if the process is done to drive higher up the wind , it is called baked .

Brasse is derived from the French word for arm .


  • Garrn, Jochen: Handbook for deckhands on traditional sailing ships , DSV-Verlag, 2nd edition (2008), ISBN 9783884124031 , pp. 57 ff., 75 ff.

Individual proof

  1. Marianne Strzysch, Joachim Weiß (ed.): The Brockhaus in fifteen volumes, second volume Bav-Chi. FA Brockhaus Verlag, Leipzig-Mannheim 1997, ISBN 3-7653-2821-9 , p. 261