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Nautical Terms

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OFF SOUNDINGS In blue water beyond the 100-fathom curve
OFF THE WIND To sail with sails trimmed off
OFFSHORE WIND Wind blowing from off the shore
ON THE WIND  Close-hauled
OSPREY POLE Osprey poles are simply tall poles set in the water for the birds to nest on. Fish eagles= osprey, thanks Dan Goldston
OUTHAUL  A line on the end of a boom or gaff used to adjust the tension in or out on the clew of a sail away from the tack
OUT-POINT To sail closer to the wind than another boat on the same tack
OVERLAP  The distance the bow of a boat is forward of another's stern
OVERREACH If a ship holds a tack course too long, it has overreached its turning point and the distance it must travel to reach it's next tack point is increased.
 
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