Type
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ropes
rig
prow
pilot
overboard
ocean
oar
navigation
moor
mate
mainsail
lifepreserver
lifeboat
lee
lunch
jib
hold
helmsman
harbor
drift
castaway
cargo
capsize
cabin
bow
boat
board
beach
anchor
ahoy

Boat Basics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Swing or Steer off course Yaw
Moving waves or path boat leaves Wake
To the direction from which wind is coming Windward
Hull bottom shaped of a "V" V Bottom
Fore & aft balance Trim
Stern cross-section Transom
Right angles to the centerline of boat Thwartships
Stern cross-section Transom
Bar or handle for turning rudder Tiller
Rise and fall of water levels Tide
Fill with water but not settle to bottom Swamp
Forward most part of bow Stem
The after part of the boat Stern
Violent wind and rain Squall
Measurement of the water's depth Sounding
Cabin or Saloon floor Sole
Not fastened; to loosen Slack
Direction toward which the current is flowing Set
Boat ready for use Seaworthy
A through hull valve, a shut off SeaCock
Propeller Screw
Art & skills of boat handling Seamanship
Make fast Secure
Drain holes on deck Scuppers
Allow line to feed freely Run
Vertical board for steering boat Rudder
Anchor line or chain Rode
Sides of a boat aft of amidships Quarter
Left side of a boat looking forward Port
Navigation by use of visible references Piloting
Vessel having right-of-way Priveleged
Protection for wharves, piers etc. Piling
Over the side Overboard
Art of conducting a boat from one point to another navigation
One minute of Latitude, App 6070 feet Nauticalmile
Equal distant from bow to stern Midship
A record of courses or operation Log
Rope and cordage used aboard a vessel Line
Sideways movement caused by wind or current Leeway
Direction away from the wind Leeward
A storage space in a boat's stern area Lazarette
Distance north or south of the equator Latitude
Centerline of a boat running fore and aft Keel
A measure of speed Knot
Structure usually projecting out from the shore Jetty
Main body of a vessel Hull
Person who steers the boat Helmsperson
Wheel or tiller controlling the rudder Helm
An opening in a boat's deck Hatch
Kitchen area Galley
Equipment that is jammed or entangled Fouled
Compartment in the bow of a small boat Forepeak
The palm of an anchor Fluke
A distress signal Flare
Six feet Fathom
The depth of water a boat draws Draft
A pier or a wharf Dock
A boat's weight in water Displacement
Horizontal movement of water Current
Small shelter cabin in a boat Cuddy
A line down in circular turns Coil
Opening from which the boat is handled Cockpit
Fittings through which anchor lines are led Chock
Map used by navigators Chart
A fitting to which lines are made fast Cleat
To turn over Capsize
Float used for marking a position on the water Buoy
Forward part of a boat Bow
Hull below the floor boards Bilge
The greatest width of the boat Beam
Opposite of ahead Astern
Above the deck Aloft
Opposite of windward Alee
Toward the stern of the boat AFT
On or within the boat Aboard

Sailing and Boats Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

winch
cleat
cabin
chart
buoy
dinghy
ensign
flag
mainsail
job
sail
mast
halyard
sheet
starboard
port
stern
bow

Nautical Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"Red ______________" NUN
"Green __________" CAN
Left Side of the Boat PORT
Right side of the boat STARBOARD
Front of the boat BOW
Back of the boat STERN
"Red, Right, ___________________" RETURNING
Positioning the boat with the wind directly in front of you (3W) INTO THE WIND
Running with wind directly behind you DOWNWIND
Sailing with wind directly on your side (2W) BEAM REACH
Sailing with wind forward of you at 45 degrees or less (2W) CLOSE HAULED
A Forward Sail JIB
To change sailing direction by swinging the bow thru the wind TACK
To change direction by swinging the stern thru the wind JIBE
A big, colorful forward sail usually used downwind SPINNAKER
I have 2 masts with the shorter one stepped aft of the rudder post or wheel YAWL
Two boats sailing parallel, one closest to the wind WINDWARD
Two boats sailing parallel, one below the other, further from the wind LEEWARD
The "King of Knots" BOWLINE
Knot to stop a rope from running through a block (2W) FIGURE EIGHT
Best way to attach a fender to a rail (3W) TWO HALF HITCHES
What you fasten a dockline to CLEAT
A way to tidy up loose ends of line on a deck and make flat (2W) FLEMISH COIL
Putting away a sail so that it lies back and forth on itself neatly FLAKE
A Type of Visual Distress Signals FLARES
Personal Floatation Device PFD
Color of Port Side Light RED
Color of Starboard Side Light GREEN
Color of Stern Light WHITE
Red flag with a white diagonal stripe indicates what? DIVER DOWN
Air filled bumpers used when docking or rafting up boats FENDERS
Type of Permanent Mooring Anchor MUSHROOM
Another name for a Plow Anchor CQR
Small craft anchor for temporary use GRAPNEL
What you always do to make sure your anchor is set BACKDOWN
Time between tide changes SLACK
Line used for anchoring RODE
Mechanism used in pulling in a sail WINCH
Line used to pull in a sail SHEET
I have 2 to 7 masts with the foremast shorter than the others SCHOONER

Sailing Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Facing Forward, I am the left side of the boat Port
Facing Forward I am the right side of the boat starbort
Front of the Boat Stern
The boats direction relative to the wind Point of sail
Where you steer the boat helm
Term used when the boat sticks down into the water heeling
Change direction of the boat through facing the stern into the wind tack
An alternate way of changing the direction, not tacking jibbing
Side of the boat closet to the wind windward
The big triangular sail just aft of the sailboat’s mast Mainsail
The next most common sail on any boat, found forward of the mast Jib
Measure of distance in the sea nautical mile
Who is the commander of the ship Captain

The Problem with Paradise Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A wind indicator is called Tiller
Is attached to the clew of the jib Jib Sheet
The right hand side of ship or boat when facing forward Starboard
A type of small boat carried by larger ship Dinghy
When the stem of a boat passes through the wind Jibing
How to hold a boat in place Anchoring
A tall upright post on a boat that carries the sails Mast
When two surfaces are rubbed together Lapping
A lifting device Winch
A device that flexible materials can be wound Spool
A place or habor where ships are loaded or unloaded Port
A compartment for the pilot of and aircraft or spacecraft Cockpit
To be tilted by the pressure of wind Heeling
A long pole or rod Boom
A rope used to hoist a flag or a ladder Halyard
The front end of a ship Bow

Shipwrecked Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What you would call the walls on a ship. Bulkhead
The ship term for bedroom. Cabin
The name of the ship in the book. Phoenix
The ship word for kitchen. Galley
Where you will be living on the ship. Quarters
Where the boat docks. port
A type of ship that has two or more masts schooner
The sail in between the staysail and the mainsail. foresail
Something you would do after a performance;the front of a ship. bow
The sail before the mainsail. staysail
The last sail. mainsail
The rope that help raise the Gaff. halyard
A vehicle for water. boat
The line that shows the "boundary" between earth and sky. horizon
The upper edge of a ship. gunwale
You go ________ at a pool. swimming
The crew that is on a ship. crewmen
The big heavy metal thing that you drop to make the boat stay. anchor
When the boat is filled with water you have to ____ it out pump
The first mate on the Phoenix. Radford
The first name in the book. luke
A boy that has two letters in his name. J.J.
He is on the boat for fighting with his sister. will
Is on the boat for fighting with her brother. Lyssa
The only person with six letters in her name. Charla
The youngest on the boat. ian
Its the Indian _____! ocean
What boats sail in. water
There is sand and water on it. beach
The ropes that work the mast. rigging
The second highest position on the ship. mate
You use it to see when its dark. flashlight
You roast marshmallows around a ____. fire
How you probably swam as a little kid. Doggy paddle
There was so much ____ my fence fell over. wind
The highest position on a boat. captain
Used to take pictures. camera
Used to amplify a voice. microphone
The engine has lots of ___ in it. oil
The ______ makes the boat move. Engine

Smooth Sailing Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

cleat
ahoy
moor
reef
wake
voyage
sail
propeller
lifeboat
galley
compass
buoy
anchor

rigging Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

TAGLINE
STRAPPING
STRAP
SOFTENER
SHEAVE
SHACKLE
ROUNDTURN
ROPE
RATLINE
LOOP
HOOK
HOLDBACK
EYE
DRIFT
COMALONG
CLAMP
CHAINFALL
CABLE
CHOKER

Henry Hudson word search

Type
Word Search
Description

Amsterdam
Anchored
Asia
Bay
Captives
Coast
Colonists
England
Errands
Europe
Expedition
Founded
Greenland
Harbor
Historians
Industry
Island
Kilometers
Navigate
New France
New world
Newfoundland
North America
North Pole
Pods
Rival
Strait
Threatened
Treason
Voyages

TREASURE ISLAND Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

MAROONED
ONELEG
STOCKADE
SHORE
CAPTAINFLINT
TREASUREISLAND
SPYGLASS
PARLOR
MAINMAST
DRLIVESEY
CLASSIC
BUCCANEER
YOHOHO
STRONGTIDE
SHIP
OVERBOARD
JOLLYROGER
DECK
CAPTAIN
BOTTLEOFRUM
TRELAWNEY
STEVENSON
REDRUTH
MUTINEER
ISRAELHANDS
DEADMANSCHEST
CAPE
ANCHOR