Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Board forming the flat aft end of a hull.
Light parachute shaped head sail.
A fitting for securing a line. It can be wooden, metal or nylon.
Sailing with the wind slightly aft of the beam.
When a boat is stranded on the shore, or on the bottom of the body of water, it is said to have ‘run aground’.
Change direction with the wind aft so that the sails are blown across the boat.
To tie something using a light rope.
Thin strips of wood or plastic inserted into batten pockets used to stiffen the leech (to preserve the shape of the sail).
The front end of a boat.
The centre of the boat - from stern to bow.