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This section will give the new skipper to Radio Sailing a guide to many of the termes used in sailing and a brief explanation of it. It may seem like a long list, but in time you will come to understand it.


Don’t be shy when you hear someone using a term you don’t understand, stop them as ask them to explain.

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TERMINOLOGY GUIDE

Word                                Definition

Abaft                                 toward or at the stern of a ship; further aft

Amidships                         midway between the bow and stern of a ship

Astern                              at the stern of a ship

Bow                                  front of a ship

Camber                             slight arch or convexity to a beam or deck of a ship or the curve (cross se

Chine                                the intersection of the middle and sides of a boat


Sailing by the Lee               Running before the wind ( Downwind) with the wind coming over the rear                                         quarter of the boat on the same side as the mainsail. Ie - almost nearing                                         the situation where you will GYBE