Electronic instrument that shows ice, ships, rain, or land near the boat. The radar sends out signals which registers if there is a returning echo.Reach
Sailing with the wind on the side of the boat.
Making the sails smaller in strong winds.
Framework which stiffens the hull on the inside.
Catch-all term for the mast and boom, sails, standing and running rigging, the motor powerhouse of the boat.
The rods, wires or composite stays used to support the mast (standing rigging) and the ropes used to control sails etc. as well as moveable stays holding up the mast, like the running backstays (running rigging).
Between 40 and 50 degrees south.
The curve of the leech of a sail, particularly a mainsail. The Volvo Open 70s have particularly accentuated roaches, with a sudden curve – or sometimes a sharp angle – at the very top of the sail. If sail construction allows, roach gives additional sail area.
Hydrodynamically shaped vertical foil sticking down into the water which can turn from side to side to steer the boat.
Sailing with the wind behind you.
A Kevlar stay fastened in the mast, three meters from the top, pulled tight at the stern to jeep the mast stable and tighten the forestay.
All ropes and flexible likes in contact with the rig