1) A change in wind direction enabling a yacht to point in a direction that was previously too close hauled. 2) A rope or tackle from a boom to the mast to support and move it for cargo working.

Related Terms

BULK CARGO

Cargo such as oil, coal, ore, woodchips, etc. not shipped in bags or containers

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

COMBI

Vessel designed for a combination of passengers, and different types of cargo.

DERRICK

A device for hoisting and lowering heavy weights, cargo, stores, etc

GYRO ERROR

The error in the reading of the gyrocompass, expressed in degrees east or west to indicate the direction in which the axis of the compass is offset from true north.

TO HAUL

To change the course of a sailing vessel to bring the wind farther forward, usually used with up, such as haul up.

HEAD WIND

Wind from ahead of the vessel

GRID MAGNETIC ANGLE

Angular difference in direction between grid north and magnetic north. It is measured east or west from grid north. Grid magnetic angle is sometimes called GRID VARIATION or GRIVATION.

GRID TRACK

The direction of the track relative to grid north

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