Sailing Yacht Parts
Small Sailboat Parts, Hardware, Line, Dollies, and Accessories . West Coast Sailing is your leading source for small boat sailing parts. We stock fittings for many one design boats including the Laser, Sunfish, Optimist, Hobie 16, Hobie Getaway, Tasar, 29er, Weta, and more.
When learning how to sail, knowing the parts of a sailboat or sailing terminology is important as most sailing lessons refer to these terms. Modern sailing boats differ but the basic boat parts and terminology is the same, from the sailing dinghy to yachts.
The common sailboat comprises eight essential parts: hull, tiller, rudder, mainsail, mast, boom, jib and keel. The hull is the shell of the boat, which contains all the internal components. Its symmetrical shape balances the sailboat and reduces drag , or the backward pull caused by friction, as it moves in the water.
Even before you step on a sailing yacht, it’s important to have an idea of how different parts of a sailing yacht are named. To help you start, we have created this sailing yacht parts diagram: In the world of sailing it’s often not enough to only describe something with text.
From the bow to the stern and everything in between, read our descriptions of the different parts of a sailboat. A great guide for beginners, and a reference for experienced boaters.