What does "Companionway" mean?

Today it means: Access from one deck to another.

The companionway is usually a set of steps that go from one deck to another and on most modern sailing boats, from the cockpit to the saloon. For safety sake crew should always go down backwards so that there is always something to hold on to.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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