What does "Abaft" mean?

Today it means: Abaft simply means behind.

Abaft simply means behind. Today, abaft the beam would be used by sailors to determine if a vessel is overtaking or not. Any vessel abaft the shrouds (the beam) is deemed to be overtaking and must therefore stand clear.

See also: Abaft the beam   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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