Glossary

Using reference material, this glossary has been designed to provide you with a basic explanation or definition of each of the terms provided.  This glossary will be constantly updated so please contact us, if you would like us to comment of any of the terminology used.

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yacht
any vessel propelled by sail or power and used for pleasure and not plying for hire
Source: National Monuments Record: Maritime Craft Type Thesaurus
yard
a spar used for supporting and extending a sail
yoke
a bar or similar piece, the centre of which is attached to the rudder head. YOKE LINES are attached to this and the rudder is turned by pulling on them

thole pin:

a single pin or one of a pair rising vertically from the sheer and acting in a variety of ways to provide a fulcrum for the oar