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English-Polish dictionary for engineers. 2013.
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Sailing — is the art of controlling a sailing vessel. By changing the rigging, rudder and dagger or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. Mastery of the skill requires… … Wikipedia
Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R … Wikipedia
Jibe — A jibe or gybe is a sailing maneuver where a sailing vessel turns its stern through the wind, such that the wind direction changes from one side of the boat to the other. For square rigged ships, this is called wearing ship and involves bringing… … Wikipedia
Points of sail — The points of sail. A. in irons (into the wind); B. close hauled; C. beam reach; D. broad reach; E. running; Shaded: no go zone Points of sail describes a sailing boat s course in relation to the wind direction. There is… … Wikipedia
Preventer — A preventer, or jibe guard, is a mechanical device on a sailing vessel which limits the boom s ability to swing dangerously across the boat during an accidental jibe. The uncontrolled jibe (or gybe ) is feared by all sensible yachtsmen. The heavy … Wikipedia