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Culture > Sport > Sailing


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


backwind to deflect airflow into the back of a sail.
bimini a kind of awning for a yacht.
boardsailing the sport of sailing on a board.
boardsailor one who practises sailboarding.
canoeist one who engages in canoeing.
canoeman a canoeist.
centreboard a retractable keel fitted to small racing yachts and dinghies.
daggerboard a light, narrow, completely removable centreboard.
dayboat a small pleasure boat with no sleeping accommodation.
daysail to sail a yacht for a day.
daysailer a dayboat powered by sail.
daysailor a dayboat powered by sail.
headreach to make distance to windward in tacking.
headrope that part of a boltrope which is sewed to the upper edge or head of a sail.
headsail a sail set forward of the foremast of a ship.
jibb in sailing, to shift from side to side.
jibboom a spar forming an extension of the bowsprit.
keelboat a type of yacht with a heavy external keel to offset the weight of the sails.
loxodromics the art of sailing along rhumb-lines.
loxodromy the art of sailing along rhumb-lines.
luff to turn a ship towards the wind.
maxiboat a large racing yacht.
multihull a boat having more than one hull, eg a catamaran.
outsail to sail faster than.
outrigging the sport of outrigger canoeing.
sail a sheet of canvas etc. spread to catch the wind; (verb) to move across the surface of water by the action of wind.
sailable navigable.
sailboat a boat that sails.
sailboating the sport of using a sailboat.
sailless destitute of sails.
spinnaker a large triangular sail opposite the mainsail.
yacht a vessel propelled by sail or power, used esp for pleasure cruising, racing, etc; (verb) to sail or cruise in a yacht.
yachter one who sails a yacht.
yachtie (Aust. sl.) a yachtsman.
yachtman one who sails a yacht.
yachtsman one who sails a yacht.
yachtsmanship the art of sailing a yacht.
yachtswoman a woman who sails a yacht.