In this comment a brief explanation is made of the differences between Max Glide Ratio and Min Sink Ratio:
Sink rate is how much altitude you lose over time, for example, how many feet per second. So minimum sink is the lowest sink rate you can get. Glide ratio is how much distance you can travel per given loss of altitude, for example, how many feet per feet. So max glide ratio is the shallowest angle you can glide at.
However, I don't understand how the
lowest sink rate you can get isn't the same as the
shallowest angle you can glide at. If I can design wing A to sink at only 1 foot per minute, wouldn't that automatically get me a longer glide ratio from altitude X than wing B that sinks at 2 feet per minute?