This post is from Alan.

Sailing Terminology

Avast Ye:  “I say there good sailing person, could I have your attention please?”

Bow: Pointy front end of boat

Forward: Toward the bow

Stern: Flat back end of boat; or serious demeanor not often seen afloat

Aft: Toward the stern

Abaft: Behind

Port: Left hand side of boat facing bow

Starboard: Right hand side of boat facing bow

Marine Head:  ##**##! electric boat toilet that always breaks down at the most embarrassing moment

Captain:  Liza or Alan

Commodore:  Liza when she’s not captain

Man Overboard: Non-gender terminology left over from pre-deodorant, non-bathing manly days of sailing when women refused to go to sea until the men smelled better.

Categories: Voyaging Life