Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Language This Weekend


Tack
Jibe
Batten
Jib
Block
Sheet
Boom
Clew
Coaming
Shrouds

Sail




Now that the kids are old enough to follow directions, we're taking the boat out again. Nolan is bound to learn a lot of new language (we're still hunting for a batten)!

6 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh, FUN!!!!

rouchi said...

We mothers.........always trying so hard to just help these lovely hard working kids.Good to know these new words, some are new for me too.Am glad to come across your list as I am using one new list each day for a new topic too.keep learning from each other adding fun on the way !Am sure Nolan is going to love this activity being a guy, enjoy!

leah said...

Sailing has its own terminology - most people don't know all the lingo. I still have no idea why sailors call a pulley a block, a rope a sheet, and going back and forth tacking. Oh, well - it makes for interesting conversations!

We're trying to get out today, but the trailer lights won't work!

xraevision said...

That IS fun!!! What a great opportunity for learning new language with two active boys! We took X up to my parents' cottage for the first time last weekend and went out onto the lake in the paddle boat. It was a good experience for all of us!

Susannah said...

hmm. and you tell ME i'm an awesome mom! :) sounds like great fun!!!

Anonymous said...

very good!