Cruising has become a favourite mode of leisure travel for many people and is becoming more and more popular.
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Sailing around in the open sea is a unique treat that few of us are fortunate enough to experience. However, once you know the joys of sailing it’s hard to keep off. So to help you in your newest endeavour of sailing we have put together all the terms and phrases that every sailor must have in his dictionary.
You can change the direction of your boat with the help of a jibe by bringing the stern of the boat through the wind. This manoeuvre is also called as ‘wearing ship’ in the square-rigged ships.
A rudder is a flat plank made up of wood, metal or fibre which is placed below the boat. The rudder is used to steer the ship in the waters.
- Bow, Starboard and port
A bow is the front of the ship, to its right is the starboard and to its left is the port. These three are some of the most important terms in the sailing world.
- Windward and leeward
Windward is the point of the boat from where the wind is blowing, while leeward is the direction opposite to which the wind is blowing. Both these terms are important to know as the boat moves to the direction of the wind.
The mainsail is the most significant and also the largest sail of the boat. It is huge and triangular in shape and lies close to the boat’s mast. It also has a bulky pole called the ‘boom’.
As per the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) recent study, travellers have a growing interest and discovering the joy of cruising on small cruise ships – the ones with lower guest capacities than the bigger ones. Continue reading
Chinese vacationers on a lookout for some lavish cruising are in for some splendid news, with the newest ship, Majestic Princess, launched by the world’s largest cruise company, Princess Cruises. Continue reading
The cruise industry is experiencing strong growth as compared to the other travel options. Major cruise lines in the world such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Costa and Princess are expanding at a very high growth rate. Continue reading
Ritz-Carlton Chief Executive Hervé Humler recently announced that “after successful venturing in branded residences and six-star resorts the company is planning to launch a luxury cruise service”. Continue reading
Luxury yacht lovers can’t get enough of sailing and the ultra-premium yacht, Calypso is bursting with opulent amenities that can awe sea lovers. Continue reading
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