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Nautical Dictionary
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Selection from the Nautical Dictionary
Starboard Tack
Sailing with the wind coming over the starboard bow.
Fall Off
Turn away from the wind when sailing.
Sloop
A single-masted craft with a mainsail and one sail forward of the mast.
Stand-on vessel
A boat that has the right-of-way over the give-way vessel. It must maintain its course and speed.
Up wind
Object nearer the direction the wind is coming from (than the observer).
Bow
The front end of a boat.
Chine
The angle between the side and bottom of a boat.
Inboard
Within the boat.
Vang
Steadying rope (see kicking strap).
Autopilot
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.
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