Parts of the Boat
Points of Sail
Knots
Parts of the Sail
Misc.
100

The body of the boat

What is hull

100

The area that is impossible to sail in

What is irons or the no go zone

100

This knot is also a number

What is figure 8

100

The bottom front corner of the sail

What is tack

100

Strings on the sail used to tell you how to trim your sail

What is telltales

200

The spar placed vertically to hold up the sails and the boom

What is mast

200

When the wind is coming across the side of your boat at a 90 degree angle to where you are goin

What is beam reach

200

This knot is used for tying two lines together of equal width

What is square knot

200

The top of the sail

What is head

200

The line used to tighten or loosen the foot of the mainsail

What is outhaul

300

Line that pulls mainsail in and out

What is mainsheet

300

When the wind is facing directly behind you

What is downwind/ running

300

This knot is used to tie your halyards off or tie a boat to a dock

What is cleat hitch

300

The back bottom corner of the sail

What is clew

300

The part of the boat that allows it to turn

What is rudder

400

The things you put your feet under when sit on the side of the boat (they allow you to lean out over the water)

What is hiking straps

400

Sailing up wind

What is beating

400

This knot makes a solid loop and will not come undone

What is bowline

400

The outside/ trailing edge of the sail

What is leech

400

An area where the water is darker in color, wavy water, and stronger winds

What is a puff

500

The line that is connected from the mast to the boom

What is boom vang

500

The point of sail between downwind and beam reach, where your sail should be 75% of the way out

What is broad reach

500

You use this knot to tie a boat to a dock that does not have cleats

What is clove hitch

500

The inside/leading edge of the sail

What is luff

500

The larger boats are kept on these

What is moorings

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