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Collects wind, it is a triangular sail placed at the front of the sailboat.

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Q: What does the jib do on a sailboat?
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What on a sailboat are jib sheets?

The jib's sheet controls the angle of the jib (sail) to the wind. It is attached to the lower end of the jib that is farthest aft.

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