Rope used to lower the sails using a spar (boom or jib boom).
Part of the aerodynamic force in the direction of the wind.
Centreboard pointing down in the water in the centre of the yacht, which limits its sideways movement in the wind. This movement is called drift.
Is said of a boat that tends to luff.
Reduce the tension on the sails and rigging.
Tide going out.
Estimate Time Arrival.
Bearing plane facing the current.
Falling off to leeward
Falling off to leeward leads to an unintentional heave to.
Inflated object of cylindrical or spherical shape used to protect the yacht from hitting another craft or the quayside when mooring.
t may be the flag of the nation or represent a letter or number, in which case, it is used to communicate.
The tide is coming in.
currents which are directed by a contour (sail or keel) .
Element possessing a certain number of properties such as the ability to follow the shape of the container.
Edge of the sail from the tack point to the clew. It is kept rigid along the boom in the case of the mainsail.
This corresponds to a unit of measure 0.3048m. A 60-footer measures 18.28m.
Rigging used to set the foresail with the help of the reefs. On small sailing craft, the mainstay is used instead.
Line linking the boom and the stempost to balance out the force exerted by the stay.
Side passages on deck.
The fore triangular sail with a large surface that is between the spinnaker and the genoese jib.
Fore sail that overlaps the mast when on a tack.
Angle of the sails. There are three of them, the tack, the clew and the peak.
Piece of wood or metal fixed on either side of the mast to keep the shrouds away (3 floors on Adrien).
Metal rod fixed vertically which holds the guard rail in place.
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