Dreaming of the sea, going on a charter or enrolled in a yacht school? The device of a sailing yacht and yachting terminology is where you should start your acquaintance with yachting.
Yachting training usually involves a lot of practice at sea, but yachting theory is certainly necessary, at least to fully communicate with the crew, and to follow the instructions of the instructor or skipper. When the crew is performing any sail operations, anchoring, anchoring, mooring in a marina where several people are involved, inaccurate wording can lead to unpleasant consequences.
If you do not yet know, or want to refresh your memory, what is on the yacht in general, how it is arranged, and how to distinguish a mainsail from a boom - for this you need to see them and compare them with the corresponding nautical terms.
It's easy to get started, just watch our new video with Sasha Goron, the skipper of the Interparus Yachting team and the instructor of our yacht school in La Rochelle.
Construction of a typical sailing cruise yacht
Yachting terminology abounds in words incomprehensible to a beginner, but after watching our video, the structure of the yacht will cease to be a mystery to you.
In this article, we analyze a Bermuda sloop using the example of a typical sailing cruise yacht.yachting terms such as: sailing yacht parts - bow, midship and aft; transom and tank, cockpit and cabins.
There are also such scary words as - steering wheel, more precisely, the steering wheels, since there are two of them on most modern yachts; fenders and anchors, mooring cleats, and many other terms and words unfamiliar to a beginner.
Sailing yacht aft
Sailing yacht bow
What spars and standing rigging sailing yacht, as well as the terms - mast, spreaders, boom, headstay, backstay, forestay, shrouds; what running rigging of a sailing yacht, for example: boom sheets, jib sheets, staysail line, main sheet, various halyards such as main halyard, spinnaker halyard and halyard halyard, boom topping and boom guy. And of course it is obligatory we'll deal with the sailssuch as mainsail, staysail, spinnaker;
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