>With the sport of sailing comes a new vocabulary of terms. Some of them sound silly. For example: boom vang, jibe, luff, yawl, schooner, dead reckoning, free board. If you’re reading this, you must be interested in sailing, so stay tuned for what these and many other terms mean!
Today, we’ll start at the very beginning. The bow. That is the front (pointy end) of a boat. Okay, so what do you call the back end? Why, that’s the stern, of course!