Terms You May Hear or Use During Your Sailing Vacation.
How many to you know?
Bobstay: A chain or line from the waterline to the bowsprit end to sustain it.
Cabin: Sleeping quarters, usually with a door.
Close hauled: Sailing as near as possible to the wind.
Hoist away: An order to haul up.
M Mainsheet: A line by which the main sail is hauled in or eased off.
Mainsail: A sail with its luff (forward edge) attached to the mainmast by means of hoops.
Mast: A vertical spar supporting the booms, gaffs, and sails.
Monkey fist: A knot worked into the end of a heaving line.
Sketch by Lorinda Moholt
Sketch by Anthony "Tony" R. Guarino