when the tide range is the least - rising less and dropping less than the other tides during the four week cycle
A device located on the aft part of the boom, used to secure the clew, so that the foot is kept tense.
A rope used for a mooring, particularly on a dinghy.
Allow the boat turn to leeward.
A thick post supporting or mooring a dock or pier. It is deep inside the seabed, and it projects above the water level.
Part of a rudder hinge that fits into a gudgeon.
The left side of the boat.
Sailing with the wind coming over the port bow.
Dinghy without a stem, but the planks met at a point at gunwhale level or on a bow board like a transom. A Mirror dinghy is a pram type boat.
Metal tubular guard rail at the bow.
Direction between directly astern and abeam is 'on the quarter'. The corner between the gunwhale and the transom on each side.
Slope, particularly of a mast.
Sail with the wind abeam, or almost so.
Reduce the area of a sail.
The assembly of the boat.
Area between the curved leech of a mailsail and a straight line between the head and the clew.
Reefing by rolling some of the mailsail around the boom or the jib around the foresay.
Used as guides for oars.
The underwater, movable plate used for steering, and for providing resistance to sideways motion caused by waves and wind. It is being controlled by the helmsman (helmsperson?) with a help of a tiller or a steering wheel.
Pulley wheel over which a rope passes.
A line used to trim sails.
The wires holding the mast at the sides.
A single masted craft with a mainsail and one sail forward of the mast.
A general name for all masts, booms, gaffs, and bowsprits.
Light parachute shaped head sail.
The wooden or metal struts that are attached horizontally to the upper section of the mast, on both sides. They widen the angle of the shrouds, and thus provide a better support for the mast.
Tide that has the greatest range in a four week cycle.
A boat that has the right-of-way over the give-way vessel. It must maintain its course and speed.
The right side of the boat.
Sailing with the wind coming over the starboard bow.
Wires supporting the mast - fore and aft.
The back of the boat.