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Nautical Terminology

When sailing, it is essential to know the terminology used to describe the boat fittings as well as the precise terms used to define the various manoeuvres.

This terminology has been used for a long time in sailing and its advantage us that it permits orders given to be clearly understood and executed precisely.

At the end of this pamphlet you will find a list of the most important terms many, of which are used in this course.

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