Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
The rear boat area where the crew operates the boat (also referred to as the area below decks).
Light parachute shaped head sail.
To have all sails flying when running before the wind.
Swinging unintentionally from side to side of the intended course.
When the tide range is the least - rising less and dropping less than the other tides during the four week cycle.
An attachment on the forestay, comprising a groove into which the luff of the jib can be fed.
Any sail located in front of the main mast.
Floating without any means of propulsion and without mooring.
Strong point for securing a rope. This may be ashore or on another vessel.
The fore edge of a sail or to force a boat to your windward side up into the wind.