Spanish Sailing Terms

English – Spanish Glossary of Sailing Terms

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Types and Parts of Boat                                      Rigging, Sails

Cruiser   Yate Crucero                                     Boom   Botavara

Dinghy   Chinchorro                                         Bowsprit   Baupre

Fishing boat Pesquero                                   Clew Puno de escota

Ketch   Queche                                                 Forestay   Estay de proa

Lifeboat   Bote salvarias                                 Genoa   Genova

Schooner   Goleta                                            Halyard   Driza

Sloop   Balandra                                              Jib   Foque

Yawl   Balandra de baticulo                            Mainsail   Vela mayor

Bulkhead   Mamparo                                        Mast   Palo

Cabin   Camarote                                           Reef point   Tomadores de rizo

Cockpit   Banera                                            Shackle   Grillete

Deck   Cubierta                                              Sheet   Escota

Hatch   Escotilla                                            Shroud   Obenque

Keel   Quilla                                                  Spinnaker   Espinaquer

Rudder   Timon                                              Staysail   Vela de estay

Stern   Popa                                                 Tack   Puno de amura

Navigation

Abeam   Por el traves                                      Ahead   Avante

Anchorage   Fondeadero                                 Astern   Atras

Bay   Bahia                                                        Beacon   Baliza

Buoy   Boya                                                      Channel   Canal

Chart   Carta nautical                                     Compass   Compas

Depth   Fondo                                                  Estuary   Estuario

Headland   Punta                                            Island   Isla

Latitude   Latitud                                            Longitude   Longitud

Port (Left)   Babor                                          Starboard   Estribor

Reef    Arrecife                                                Rocks    Piedras

Shoal   Bajo                                                    Call sign   Senal de llamada

Weather

Clouds   Nubes                                               Cold front   Frente frio

Drizzle   Llovizna                                             Fog   Niebla

Gale warning   Aviso de viente duro                    Gusty   En rachas

Hail   Granizo                                                  Lightning   Relampago

Mist   Neblina, bruma                                        Rain   Lluvia

Scattered   Difuso                                            Showers   Chubasco

Squall   Turbonada                                           Storm   Temporal

Thunder   Trueno                                          Thunderstorm   Tormenta, tronada

Veering   Girando                                           Wind force   Fuerza del viento

For weather conditions on the Mar Menor see http://www.windguru.com/es/index.php?sc=1913