Test yourself on the ABC of sailing terms from The Yacht Market.
A is for… Aft – Towards the stern
B is for… Baggywrinkle – A soft covering for cables that prevents sail chafing from occurring.
C is for… Chock-a-block – Rigging blocks that are so tight against one another that they cannot be further tightened.
D is for… Deadeye – A round wooden plank which serves a similar purpose to a block in the standing rigging of large sailing vessels.
E is for… Embayed – The condition where a sailing vessel is confined between two capes or headlands, typically where the wind is blowing directly onshore.
F is for… Fathom – A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.8 …