Friday, 13 September 2013

Things You Need To Know About Yachting


  • Bow - front
  • Stern - back
  • Port - left side
  • Starboard - right side
  • Bailing - remove water from boat
  • Becalmed - motionless through water
  • Capsizing - flip over
  • Tiller - lever to move a rudder of a boat
  • Man Overboard - a person has fallen off the boat
  • Offshore Wind - handle your boat in the wind
  • Onshore wind - moving air
  • Rigging The Boat - trolling
  • Hull - main body of the boat
  • Tacking - Zig-Zagging
  • Gybing - CHANGE course by letting the sail gybe
  • Heeling Over - turn on an angle
  • Reaching - stretch of a river
  • In Irons - close hould
  • Luffing - sail towards the wind
  • Running With Wind - flowing with the wind
  • Broad Reach -  wind blows over a boat's quarter
  • Mayday - need help
  • Upwind - go against the wind

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