Spin a Yarn: Today, this expression means to tell a story, much of which may be out of fantasy. The expression originated from the stories sailors would tell while making spun-yarn or doing other repetitious chores. The stories in this thread will help you to better sail your C14 and possibly learn a new trick that could have you rounding the mark a little faster. These articles have been published in the past by Catalina Yachts in their main sheet magazine but are now available on our website for free! Feel free to discuss the articles. A new thread will be created for each article posted to the site. The first article will follow this message!