Sailing Vocabulary and terms
What do these terms mean? - write a brief answer/ synonym
Bow - The front of the boat.
Stern - The back of the boat.
Port - Left side of the Yacht.
Starboard - Right side of the Yacht.
Bailing - Getting the water out of the boat with hat/ bucket.
Becalmed - Lack of wind.
Capsizing - The boat flipping over and the person falling out.
Tiller - The handle used to steer the yacht / rudder.
Man Overboard - A person that falls out and is stuck in the water.
Offshore - The wind will be blowing out to the sea.
Onshore - The wind will be blowing onto the shore.
Rigging The Boat - Getting the yacht prepared.
Hull - The main part of the yacht.
Tacking - Going into the wind.
Gybing - Sailing with the wind.
Heeling Over - Tipping over.
Reaching - Is when the boat is traveling approximately perpendicular.
In Irons - Is when the boat is sailing directly into the wind.
Luffing - When the boat is steered far enough to the direction of the wind.
Running With Wind - When the wind is coming directly from behind the boat.
Broad Reach - Points of sail describes a sailing boat's course in relation to the wind direction.
Mayday - A person or people in trouble and also might say “Mayday”.
Upwind - Against the direction of the wind.