The command given to come about (tack through the wind) on a sailing boat.


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TO HAUL

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

INDEX CHART

An outline chart showing the limits and identifying desig- nations of navigational charts, volumes of sailing directions, etc.

FLY BY NIGHT

A large sail used only for sailing downwind, requiring little attention.

RIGGING

The system of masts and lines on ships and other sailing vessels.

TALL SHIP

A tall ship is a large, traditionally-rigged sailing vessel.

COME TO

To stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind.

SEAWORTHY

Certified for, and capable of, safely sailing at sea.

BIT HEAD

The top of two massive timbers that support the windlass on a sailing barge.

ROYAL

1. in large sailing ships, a mast right above the topgallant mast. 2. the sail of such a mast.

SEABOOTS

High waterproof boots for use at sea. In leisure sailing, known as sailing wellies.

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