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Small monohull sailboat with a retractable centerboard; ballast is provided by the weight of the crew.
Short rope for lowering a sail.
Cord that passes through the bottom corner of the jib to position it in relation to the wind direction.
Anvil-shaped wood or metal part to which a rope can be tied.
Instrument that indicates wind direction using a vane that rotates around a vertical axis.
Narrow light ribbon that is attached aloft to indicate the direction of the wind along the side of a sail.
Long vertical pole that supports one or more sails; it is sometimes slightly inclined.
Rope or steel cable stretched from the mast to the bow; it secures the mast in front.
Triangular sail that is rigged forward.
Heavy taut rope between a mast and the side of the ship; it secures and supports the mast on the sides.
Horizontal part attached to the mast to separate the shrouds.
Forward part of the boat’s hull.
Part of the boat’s structure that forms a watertight vessel.
Hollow place aft of the deck where the crew stays.
Retractable skeg that keeps the sailboat on course.
Metal bar running across the deck; a car travels back and forth on it to move the mainsheet.
Submerged component that pivots on a vertical axle and is used to steer the boat.
Cord that passes through the bottom corner of the mainsail to position it in relation to the wind direction.
Unit for controlling the rudder; the coxswain is the person who holds a sailboat’s tiller.
Long piece of metal that articulates with the mast; it supports the lower edge of the mainsail.
The bands of canvas whose sides are sewn together to form a sail.
Boat’s principal sail; it is rigged to the mast and boom.
Rigid pole inserted into the sail’s batten pockets to maintain its shape.
Slot into which a batten is slipped.