Home
Up

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 

 

V-BERTH - Usually the forward berth of the boat, located in the bow

 

V BOTTOM - A hull with the bottom section in the shape of a "V".

 

VANG - Name of German sea dog.

 

VANE - A small flag worn at each mast head to show wind direction

 

VARIATION The angular difference between true north and magnetic north

 

VARNISH - High-fiction coating applied as a gloss over minor details in personal nautical recollections to improve their audience-holding capacity over frequent retellings.

 

VEER To slack off and allow to run out; said of a change of direction of wind

 

VERTICAL CUT - Sails in which the panels of cloth run vertically or parallel to the luff.

 

VHF - Very High Frequency radio

 

VIGIA - Uncharted navigational danger that has been reported but has not been verified by survey.