Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
The right hand side of the boat.
Metal tubular guard rail at the bow.
Four-sided sail that goes forward as well as aft of the mast.
The underwater, movable plate used for steering, and for providing resistance to sideways motion caused by waves and wind. Controlled by the person at the helm using a tiller or steering wheel.
Wires supporting the mast - fore and aft.
Shelter on a boat not large enough to be a cabin.
Direction between astern and abeam is 'on the quarter' (the corner between the gunwhale and the transom on each side).
A nautically specialized map.
The sail set on the second (aftermost, or rear) mast - as on a ketch.
Large jib sail with considerable overlap on the mainsail.