Sailing Terms Letters that Begin with the Letter 'E'
Earrings: Small lines, by which the uppermost corners of the largest sails are secured to the yardarms.
Embayed: The condition where a sailing vessel is confined between two capes or headlands, typically where the wind is blowing directly onshore.
Extremis (also known as “in extremis”):
The point under International Rules of the Road (Navigation Rules) at which the privileged (or stand-on) vessel on collision course with a burdened (or give-way) vessel determines it must maneuver to avoid a collision. Prior to extremis, the privileged vessel must maintain course and speed and the burdened vessel must maneuver to avoid collision.