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post #10 of Old 10-25-2012
CalebD
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Re: Training and Developing Crew

It is important to get the basic terminology down.
If you have a copy of Chapman's Piloting you could lend it to your respective crew. The first chapter or two deals mostly with what everything on a modern sailboat is called. If you have a copy of the text from a 101 sailing course it should also have a chapter on basic terminology.
The list of nautical terms used throughout history is just too vast to start a newbie on:
Who needs to know what a Baggywrinkle is?

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