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.