Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Disturbed water left astern.
The fore edge of a sail or to force a boat to your windward side up into the wind.
Floating without any means of propulsion and without mooring.
Part of a rudder hinge that fits into a gudgeon.
Metal tubular guard rail at the bow.
Overhead, above deck level.
Adjust sails and rudder so boat stops safely.
Depth a hull is immersed, from the surface of the water to the lowest point of the hull, keel or other extension.
A very heavy material, such as lead or iron, placed in the keel of the boat, or in the bilge. It is used to provide stability. In sailing dinghies the crew uses their weight as ballast.
To sail through the wind during an upwind course. Also means the front lower point of a sail.