Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Sailing with the wind coming over the starboard bow.
Turn away from the wind when sailing.
A single-masted craft with a mainsail and one sail forward of the mast.
A boat that has the right-of-way over the give-way vessel. It must maintain its course and speed.
Object nearer the direction the wind is coming from (than the observer).
The front end of a boat.
The angle between the side and bottom of a boat.
Steadying rope (see kicking strap).
A device - may be electronic or mechanical - used for keeping the boat on course without having to steer it. It uses a compass and is attached to the boat's steering mechanism.