Ready to step aboard? Just in case, here is a reminder about a few boat basics.
10 terms to know before you board the boat.
Don’t worry, we’ll help you learn them.
BOW– the front of the boat
STERN– the back of the boat
PORT– left of boat from the bow
STARBOARD– right of boat from the bow
MAIN SAIL– biggest sail, connects to boom
FORESAIL– smaller sail, connects to bow of boat
HELM– where the tiller is located
TACK– when the front of the boat turns towards wind
GYBE– when the back of the boat turns toward the wind and the boom swings over
COCKPIT– where you sit in the stern of the boat