The garden of the sailboat is a term that derives from the English language quarter and indicates the area of the boat that is located between the beam and the stern. To be precise, it indicates each of the sides of the boat and we speak of port garden and starboard garden.

The garden of the sailboat is the part that contrasts with the mascone, that is, the area of the hull that is located between the beam and the bow. In the following article, we will discover more details and curiosities about this element that is part of your sailboat or boat that you intend to rent for the next summer holidays. In this regard, we remind you how Spartivento Charter is a reference point in the rental of sailboats and catamarans, thanks to the experience, professionalism and large fleet at its disposal.

Because it is called the “garden” of the boat

The boat garden derives its name from a small garden that was created on the stern wheel of the ancient galleons, right next to the captain’s cabin. In this small garden, during the long voyages in the open sea, pots were placed and vegetables were grown which the captain himself and the ship’s officers fed.

When the vitamin properties contained in citrus fruits such as lemons were made known and, at the same time, it became known about the long conservation of this food, the cultivation on board became a healthy habit that countered shortages and diseases of the entire crew.


A tradition handed down to the present day

Even today the function of this area is used for the cultivation of shoots and plants on board: it is an economical and pleasant solution, especially during long and hot trips. In fact, the cultivated seeds bring amino acids, trace elements, are a source of enzymes, vitamins and mineral salts: and they are all within reach.

After having acquired a bit of experience, it will be possible to easily grow very nutritious seeds, grass, on the garden of a boat medica and soy beans.

Alternatively, in this area, pots with ornamental plants and flowers can be used, capable of giving that touch of nature even when sailing in the open sea and add style and elegance to the boat.

What is the sailing boat gait in the garden

In addition to the place called the “boat garden”, there is also a walk to the garden.

But what does this mean? As all experts know, sailing boats can have a different gait: upwind, traverse, long reach, etc. Among the many types there is also a gait defined just as a gait in the garden and takes place when the boat gets the wind from the stern, slightly shifted to the right or left.

It means that, while the gait known as great slack, for example, is around 150 ° with respect to the direction of the real wind, here the boat is more resting, receiving a gait in the garden with the wind in the stern creating an angle between I 160° and 180°.

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