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Nautical Dictionary
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Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Starboard Side
The right hand side of the boat.
Veer
Turn away from the wind. A wind change clockwise. To veer a cable is to let it out more.
Una Rig
Boat rigged with a single sail.
Warp
Strong rope used for anchoring.
Chart
A nautically specialized map.
Aft
Toward the stern of a boat.
Aspect ratio
Concerns sails - the ratio of height to the length. A narrow but tall sail has a high aspect ratio, and a wide but shorter sail has a low aspect ratio.
Clew
An aft corner of a triangular sail.
Sheave
Pulley wheel over which a rope passes.
Trysail
A very small sail, used in heavy weather instead of a mainsail.
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