Basic Sailing Terminology Quiz

Building your sailing vocabulary is the first step to learning how a boat works and your role on it.

Now that you’ve picked up sailing, you are probably hearing the influences of sailing terminology all over popular culture. When someone tells you they like the “cut of your jib” you now know what they are talking about. Sailing has hundreds of unique terms that describe the parts of a boat, marine weather, skills, knots, and much more. You will be lost if you find yourself referring to a line as a “rope” or even worse… a “whatshamacallit.” Building your sailing vocabulary is the first step to learning how a boat works and your role on it. Many students learn hundreds of new terms before even stepping on a boat for the first time. We hope this quiz challenges you and helps you get your bearings.

Number of Questions: 12

Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Sailing Made Easy: Chp 2,3, 4

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Lisa & Andy Batchelor
Lisa & Andy Batchelor

Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both life-long sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology and oceanography – a combination of skills which have proved very useful to sailing and passagemaking.

They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors.Andy and Lisa wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising, and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text.

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