Siglingahugtök

/ júní 16, 2006

Sumt er nú bara betra á frummálinu ensku í þetta sinn.

Keel
A very heavy depthsounder only used on Unamarans(monohulls)

Leech
A crewmember that never seems to have a dime when its time to pay for drinks or meals


Luff
The Front part of a sail that everyone but the helmsman seems to pay attention to (see also Telltales)

Luff up
Something racers do to each other to catch the back of the fleet

Head
(See Stern Pulpit)

Halyard
Something that only jams or breaks when you’re winning

Sheet
A line made to rip gloves or hands apart. Has ability to tangle on anything.

Bow
The part of the boat that no one should have to work on. Temporary section of an offshore Catamaran

Backstay
The last thing to grab as your falling overboard

Stem Fitting
The hole made in a competitors boat when your helmsman misjudges a Port / Starboard crossing

Snatch Block
Men use to spend a lot of time at sea. They must have been shaped very differently in those days.

Hatch
A hole to fall into

Companionway
Another name for a hole to fall into

Heave to v
Newcommers quite often find themselves heaving too

Anchor
The thing rotting in the bilge of every racing yacht (unseen)

Sewerman
A sailor that has a fetish for wet soggy nylon

Foreguy
First guy to the bar

Afterguy
Last guy out of the bar

Lazy Guy
Most YachtRacers when they’re not Racing (if this one offends you, please leave)

Winch
A thing you grind till it squeals

Wench
A thing you grind till it squeals

Interior
A term not used in conjuction with racing yachts

Comfort
Another term not used in conjunction with racing yachts

Bunk
A small uncomfortable area for wet sailors to attempt sleep

Inside Overlap
The part of a race that resembles a political debate

Round Up
Easiest way to get the oncoming watch on deck

Round Down
A bad, bad thing for a bowman out on the spinnaker pole

Gybe Set
A great way to end up on Port Tack right in front of the whole Fleet thats approaching the mark on Starboard

Pop the Chute
The sound a Poly Chute makes just as it blows apart(see America One)

Cunningham
A Sly Pig or a complicated term for a downhaul

Tactician
A kind term for a Smart * or Arrogant SOB or Dumb * or Lucky SOB

Helmsman
The nut attached to the rudder through a steering mechanism

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