Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Brace from the end of a bowsprit to the lower point of the stern.
The strength and direction of the actual wind blowing. While sailing, the true wind is never felt – it’s always a combination of the true wind, and the boat's speed (called the apparent wind), and it’s always a little forward to the true wind.
A mechanical device used to assist in pulling on lines. It is a reel-like part of the hardware.
A twin-hulled craft.
Object nearer the direction the wind is coming from (than the observer).
A pivoting board that prevents the boat from sliding sideways.
The top of the mast.
The assembly of the boat.
Used as guides for oars.