What are the sails on a boat called?

What is a small boat with sails called?

ketch. noun. a small ship with sails and two masts.

What do you say when tacking?

The Helm declares that they are beginning to tack by saying, “Hard-A-Lee”. There are a couple variations on this command and if you want to say something else, it’s your boat, just make sure everyone on your boat understands what you are commanding.

What does aft cabin mean?

aft cabin. Sleeping quarters beneath the aft or rear section of the boat (sometimes called a mid cabin when located beneath the helm).

What is a yacht with 3 masts called?

Schooner – a sailing vessel with fore and aft sails on three masts. The foremast being shorter than the mainmast which is no taller than the mizzen mast.

What to say before tacking?

The helmsman will say ‘ready to tack’ or ‘ready about’. The crew prepare themselves by looking around the boat and responding ‘ready’. Just before tacking the helmsman will say ‘tacking’.

What does Helms Alee mean?

Helms Alee: A term used by the helmsman to notify the crew that he has started to tack.

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