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Backstay
Any single wire supporting the mast from the stern.
Batten
Thin wooden strips fitted into pockets for stiffening the leech of a sail.
Beam
Measurement of the width of a boat.
Beam Reach
Sailing with the wind coming across the boat's beam.
Bear Away
To steer the boat away from the wind.
Beat
Sailing against the wind by tacking (sailing a zigzag course towards the wind).
Beating to Windward
To sail to windward close-hauled, tacking as you go, to reach an objective to windward.