Yachts moored to the harbour quay at Kut on the Island of Vis, Croatia 2010
cruising & boating information
An archive of cruising and boating information.
This short paper from - http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/knowing-the-ropes - that was published in 2009 gives a summary of the different types of ropes available and the applications for which they are best suited. Genoa sheets, spinnacre sheets and braces, halyards, and runners are covered in the information.