Any profession or sport involving equipment inevitably accumulates a lexicon of technical terms. Humanity has been using boats for at least the last 5,000 years, and so inevitably there are more technical terms than most. To make matters worse there tends to be slang as well as the "official" terms, as well as some differences in terms used for some of the newer innovations, even between English speaking countries. In this section we'll attempt to cover most of what you'll need to know by the end of your first serious season's sailing. You most definitely don't need to know all this to do one of our Training courses!
|Other Common Words A Phrases|
|All those strings|
|the Interior Of A Boat|
|the Outside Of the Boat And the Sails|