E Sailing Terms
Ease -To slacken or relieve tension on a line.
Ease Sheet-To let the sheet out slowly loosen a line while maintaining
Ebb -- tide passing from high to low, with the current going out to sea
Egyptian Galley - Sailing and rowing vessel on the Nile river
El Niņo -- a warm inshore current annually flowing south along the coast
of Ecuador. About every seven to ten years it extends down the coast of Peru ,
where it has a devastating effect.
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An emergency device
that uses a radio signal to alert satellites or passing airplanes to a vessel's
Even keel -When a boat is floating on its designed waterline, it is said
to be floating on an even keel.
Eye splice-A splice causing a loop in the end of a line, by braiding the
end into itself or similar methods.
Eye of the wind-The direction that the wind is blowing from.