swirls 'round visiting captain's
What was the scuttlebutt about?
A few helpful nautical terms (more below):
- Amidships - condition of being surrounded by boats.
- Calm - Sea condition characterised by the simultaneous disappearance of the wind and the last cold beer
- Informal. rumor or gossip.
- Nautical. a. an open cask of drinking water. b. a drinking fountain for use by the crew of a vessel.
- Course - The direction in which a skipper wishes to steer his boat and from which the wind is blowing. Also, the language that results by not being able to
- Crew - Heavy, stationary objects used on shipboard to hold down charts, anchor cushions in place and dampen sudden movements of the boom
- Displacement - when you dock your boat and can't find it later
- Fluke - The portion of an anchor that digs securely into the bottom: also, any occasion when this happens on the first try
- Mizzen - The shorter aft mast on a yawl or ketch. Any mast that is no longer there
- Propeller - Underwater winch designed to wind up at high speeds any lines left hanging over the stern
- Sailing - The art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense