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Banyan

Banyan – Traditional Royal Navy term for a day or shorter period of rest and relaxation.

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Asylum Harbour

Asylum Harbour – A harbour used to provide shelter from a storm.

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Backstays

Backstays – Long lines or cables, reaching from the stern of the vessel to the mast heads, used to support the mast.

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Baggywrinkle

Baggywrinkle – A soft covering for cables (or any other obstructions) that prevents sail chafing from occurring.

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Back and fill

Back and fill – To use the advantage of the tide being with you when the wind is not.

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