We've made some important changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and we want you to know what this means for you and your data.

Manage

Relative Terms

When sailing we describe things in relation to the boat or wind. If somebody shouts "Collision AHead", you're going to want to know where to look

Test Summary

  • 46 Tests Taken
  • 92% Average Score
Take Test

When sailing we descibe things in relation to the boat or wind. If somebody shouts "Collision AHead", you're going to want to know where to look.

Relative Sailing Terms
Aft Inside the boat towards the stern
AHead In front of the boat
AStern Behind the boat
Bearing Away The boat turns away from the wind
Bow The front of the boat
Fore (For'ard) Inside the boat towards the bow
Leeward Away from the wind
Luffing Up The boat turns into the wind
Port The left side of the boat
Starboard The right side of the boat
Stern The back of the boat
Windward Towards the wind