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Marine Glossary Terms

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Waypoint : A discrete geographical position used for navigation

Winch : A device used to tighten a line

Windless : A type of winch used to pull an anchor line up. The windless is always located on the bow of the boat.

Windward : Towards the wind

Winward : The direction from which the wind is blowing

Working Jib : Also known as ( #3) smaller jib which fills the space between the mast and forestay. Used in stronger winds.