A spinnaker is a special type of sail, usually a large lightweight triangular sail, carried by a yacht as a headsail
when running before the wind. The proper use of a spinnaker adds speed and steadiness to a yacht when running before
the wind, and may also be used on a broad reach. A spinnaker is always set on the opposite side to the mainsail.
The selection of the proper spinnaker (size or type) or the decision to use one, or not to use one on a given run, requires
Spinnaker Foundation seeks
to have many of the same attributes of a spinnaker on a yacht. The foundation attempts to add speed and steadiness in
uncertain times or when running “before the wind”. In addition, the foundation believes that agility, planning
and forethought are critical to success.