Boating Glossary

When you're new to boating some nautical words might not be easy to understand, so we have provided a basic introduction to some of the most common terminology.

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NAUTICAL MILE

One minute of latitude; approximately 6076 feet - about 1/8 longer than the statute mile of 5280 feet.

NAVIGATION

The art and science of conducting a boat safely from one point to another.

NAVIGATION RULES

The regulations governing the movement of vessels in relation to each other, generally called steering and sailing rules.

NUN BUOY

Conical navigation buoy that is usually red.

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