Follow Us:

Nautical Terminology


Twenty-sixth flag of the International Code of Signals, formed by four triangles with vertex in the center of the flag, of colors black, blue, red and yellow. Taken in isolation means: "I need tugboat".
Letter assigned as a nationality mark to the yachts of the international classes of the IYRU belonging to Switzerland.
Z-Transmission; System used in the motors inside-outboard to transmit to the propeller the movement of the engine.


Action to clear part of the ship to leave it ready for some work.

Action and effect of activating a certain part of the vessel to perform a certain maneuver: zafarrancho combat, fire, abandonment, etc.


Escape a corporal or other object of the habitual place in which it was tied or subject.


Small stone used as ballast.


Put under the water in a sudden or impetuous way.


Return that the chains of the anchors of a ship anchored when after forming cross continues its borneo in the same direction, until making turns by the chain that was in her below, which is expressed in the phrase to take tripping.


False keel or piece composed of several pieces that, of the same length of the keel, is placed under it in the sailboats in order to protect it from the beams and to refloat more easily.


Pejorative name that is given to a small vessel or boat and also to those of round bow


Navigation system which, following a given pattern, the ship is winking at the band and band of the course to be taken. Used when submarine attacks are suspected.


Any of the five parts in which the Earth is considered divided from pole to pole. The torrid zone between the two tropics; The temperate zones between the tropics and the polar circles; And glacial zones beyond the polar circles.

Free zone; Extension of the land on the coast where there is an isolated customs in the enclosure where goods enter without duties and where certain industries can also be installed.


Danger the boat by the force and contrast of the winds.

Get lost or go down.