Sailing Terminology

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Here are some links to some terms that bluewater sailors will want to know about, which they may not have learned while sailing on the river. This includes terms that are not already described in Sailing and the Tech Dinghy, or terms that have significant additional information associated with them in the context of coastal sailing.

Pages that are linked to from this page will have general descriptions of these items with regards to coastal sailing. The descriptions will not necessarily have specific information about any MIT boats.

Boat Parts

Rigging and Sails

On Deck

Navigation Lights


Other Boat Parts


Electronic Equipment

Safety Gear

Navigation Gear

External Links