full-and-by (sailing)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Ines Maria, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Ines Maria Member

    Spain, spanish and french
    ¿Alguién sabría qué términos náuticos corresponden en español a los términos ingleses "full-and-by" y "close-and-by"?

    Muchas gracias
  2. ovejanegra

    ovejanegra Senior Member

    English, USA
    Some information to help others come up with a translation:

    FULL AND BY: (Naut.)
    sailing closehauled, having all the sails full, and lying as near the wind as poesible. [Source]

    "One of the trickiest courses to sail is almost directly into the wind, a maneuver called 'close hauling' because the sails are angled tight against the wind. Close hauling requires an experienced sailor at the helm because of the danger of being 'taken aback,' or having the sails blown back against the ship's masts, halting the ship's progress. Sailing close hauled into the wind is also called sailing 'CLOSE AND BY,' the 'by' meaning 'in the direction of' in this context." [Source]

    I will keep searching for a translation and post again if I find something.
  3. ovejanegra

    ovejanegra Senior Member

    English, USA
    More definitions (in English) for full and by.

    Close-hauled = ceñida [Source]
    ¿Qué es una ceñida? [Yahoo! Answers]

    From Wordwizard.com, a discussion of these terms: "...it was said to be full and by (sailing by the wind with her sails full of wind), or 'close-hauled', because the lower corners of the main sails were all drawn as close as possible down to her side to windward. [...]

    "According to the dictionary section in Dixon Kemp's Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing and Architecture (11th and final edition, 1913, edited by Heckstall-Smith and Hope), 'Full and Bye' means 'Sailing by the wind or close hauled, yet at the same time keeping all the sails full so that they do not shake through being too close to wind. Generally a vessel does better to windward when kept a 'good full and bye' than when nipped or starved of wind.' According to this definition, 'full and by' means close-hauled but with certain restrictions."

    full and by = close-hauled but with all the sails full = navegar de ceñida con las velas infladas
    close and by =
    close-hauled = sailing close to the wind = navegar de ceñida/navegar con el menor ángulo posible entre la quilla y el viento [Source]

    I could be wrong (especially since I've never been on a boat in my life!), but according to what I've read today, those are the definitions. I hope this helps.
  4. Lagartija

    Lagartija Senior Member

    Western Massachusetts
    English, USA
    You are right. I am a sailor. Sailing close-hauled is sailing as close to the wind as the boat can without the sail "luffing" or having wind on the "wrong side" of the sail (for you landlubbers! :D) A boat sailing close-hauled usually has right of way over one further off the wind on the same point of sail. However, there are always situations where this is not the case!
  5. ovejanegra

    ovejanegra Senior Member

    English, USA
    Thanks for the confirmation, sailor! :D

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