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Nautical Terms

  

VVV  VICTOR VVV

VANG    A combination of short lines, a locking cam and a pulley attached to the lower part of the mast at one end and the cabin top or nearby area at the other end. The purpose is to keep the boom tensioned so that it doesn't lift. Also tensions the leach of the main sail.  Stu MacDonald
VARIATION The difference between true and magnetic north found in the compass rose and expressed in degrees and minutes.  The difference in degrees from magnetic north and true north.  
 
VEER  When the wind changes direction to the right, it is said to veer  
 
 
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