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How to Speak Like a Boater

Last updated 7 years ago

Nothing beats the feeling of experiencing the open waters. But before setting sail, it’s important to brush up on your boating lingo. In this video, you’ll get a few pointers to help you speak like a boater.


Some terminology refers to parts of the boat, while other terms are used to describe the boat’s actions. Common terms include:


  • Bow: the front of the boat.
  • Stern: the back of the boat.
  • Starboard: the right side.
  • Port: the left side.
  • Windward: direction wind is blowing from.
  • Leeward: direction away from wind.
  • Course: direction the boat is sailing.

Now that you can speak like a boater, it’s time to sail like one! Contact the staff at Boat Tree Marina to learn more about our boat sales and rentals. Call us at (888) 485-9883.


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