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Rowlock

Rowlock – A bracket providing the fulcrum for an oar. Also see thole.

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Rubbing strake

Rubbing strake – An extra plank fitted to the outside of the hull, usually at deck level, to protect the topsides.

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Rudder

Rudder – A steering device which can be placed aft, externally relative to the keel or compounded into the keel either independently or as part of the bulb/centerboard.

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Running

Running – ┬áSailing more than about 160┬░ away from the wind. If directly away from the wind, it’s a dead run.

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Reef points

Reef points – Small lengths of cord attached to a sail, used to secure the excess fabric after reefing.

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