This page is for new Radio Sailors who may not be familiar with the names of the various parts of a yacht.  Most terms are the same as in big boat sailing.

Some yachts like the Lazer have only one sail and the DragonFlite 95 do not have shrouds or side stays and the kicking strap is reversed, but essentially you should come to know all these terms.

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO RADIO SAILING Waterline Jib Pivot  Drainage Bung  Bumper  Stem or Bow (Of Boat) Batton  (To give Stiffness to Leach of sail ) Leach (of sail) Backstay (Used to controll shape Of sail and tighten Forstay) Clew (of sail)  Outhaul  Mainsail Upstand Trailing Edge Trailing Edge Leading Edge Leading Edge Foot (of sail)  Main Boom Foot (of sail) Kicking Strap/Turnbuckel Tack (of sail) Tack (of sail) Removable Hatch Gooseneck  Fin          Bulb - (Lead Bulb) Jib Boom  Jib sheeting upstand Backstay Hook Transom or Stern (of hull) Hull Registration Number Rudder Deck (of hull) Gunwale Turnbuckles ( allows adjustment Of side stays) Uphaul ( jib boom adjustor to Controll slot between jib and Mainsail ) Tell Tails (Allows you to judge Airflow over sails especially from A distance) Sail corner (reinforcing patches are  Strictly controlled but can be of any colour) Measurement band Sail Numbers are the  Skippers Individual Number - Positions & Size are strictly Controlled     Main Stays or  Shrouds ( Support Mast) Draugh Lines - help to visualize The sail shape when setting up  And trimming Starboard (right) side of the Hull MAINSAIL JIB Outhaul
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