Why Is The Back Of A Boat Called The Stern?
If you are into boating, one of the aspects of boating that you should learn is the different parts of the boat. One of these parts is known as the stern. The back of a boat is commonly referred to as the stern. While this term may seem straightforward, it has a fascinating history and […]
What Are The Three Corners And Other Parts Of A Sail Called?
I recently started sailing, and one of the things they teach you at sailing school is about the different parts of a sail. Sailing is an enjoyable and thrilling activity that requires knowledge of many parts of a sail. A sail on a sailboat comprises several parts, including the three corners, the luff, leech, foot, […]
The Importance Of The Points Of Sail Explained
Sailing is a sport requiring you to know and understand the wind and sail to sail a sailboat properly. One of the things that every sailor should understand is the point of the sail. Points of sail are essential for any sailor to learn as they help you understand what direction the wind is […]
Lost Treasures Of The Sea: Discovering The Value Of Old Nautical Charts
For centuries, sailors and navigators have relied on nautical charts to guide them safely through the world’s oceans and waterways. These maps not only chart the sea’s depths but also reveal important information about currents, tides, and other hazards that can threaten a ship’s voyage. While modern navigation technology has largely replaced the need for […]
Google Earth & Nautical Charts: The Ultimate Navigation Tool For Boaters & Sailors
I have recently taken up sailing on Lake Michigan, and as part of the sailing we need to learn about and be aware of the depth of the water we are sailing in. As we sail in Ensign sailboats with very long keels, the boat can get grounded if you do not sail in deep […]
Guide To The Oldest Countries In The World Explained
One of the most exciting things is which countries have the longest histories. While many nations are relatively new and have only been formed recently, others can point to ancient times as their founding era. Studying these oldest countries provides an incredible insight into a human civilization that stretches back millennia. China, Egypt, and India […]