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Beaufort scale

Beaufort scale –  The scale describing wind force created by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort in 1808.  Winds are graded by the effect of their force (originally, the amount of sail that a fully rigged frigate could carry). The beaufort scale measures from Force 1 to Force 17.

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Apparent wind

Apparent wind – The combination of the true wind and wind created by the boat’s forward motion.  When sailing downwind the apparent wind will be less than the true wind.

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By the board

By the board – Anything that has gone overboard.

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Bearing

Bearing –  The horizontal direction of a line of sight between two  boats on the ocean. See also “absolute bearing” and “relative bearing”.

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Hatch

Hatch – A covered opening in a ship’s deck through which cargo can be loaded or access made to a lower deck; the cover to the opening is called a hatch.

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