Glossary: A Hitchhikers Guide to Berriland

Alphabetic listing of places, words, phrases and acronyms with their definitions, carefully and skilfully crafted by Alex’s sister, Isabella. Crib for the underlying themes and jokes.

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Fastnet - Fastnet Race: 608 mile biennial race from Cowes, UK, Isle of Wight, to the Fastnet Rock off Southern Ireland, finishing in Plymouth. Berrimilla took part in 2005 and 2009.
Fenwick - A friend and clearly a colourful character
Fernando de Noronha - A Brasilian archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. More on Wikipedia.
Fiddle - Fiddle: a little wooden wall to stop things sliding off a flat surface
Five Capes - Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope/Cape Agulhas, Cape Leeuwin, South East Cape (Tasmania), South West Cape (New Zealand)
Fleeces - Could be swindles or sheeps’ wool or special thermal clothing for people in hostile environments.
Fleming - Fleming, Kevin: manufacturer of stainless steel self steering device, aka Kevvo, used on Berrimilla and countless others; (Kevin Fleming, you're an absolute bloody gem! )
Follow my Wallow - Trying to keep the boat moving with nowt on the wind indicator. Loosely derived from Flanders and Swann song “Mud, Glorious Mud” containing the words “Follow me follow, Down to the Hollow, Where we can Wallow in Mud, Glorious Mud".
Franklin - Sir John Franklin, arctic explorer who died with all his men in 1847 while seeking the Northwest Passage.
Funsters - A team from Belmore Public School who suggested the best caption in Speedy’s caption competition.
Furler - A device fitted around the length of the forestay(s) of a sailing yacht that enables the crew to roll the headsail partially around the forestay and so make its effective area smaller (the same as reefing) or to roll it up completely (furling it). The sail would be furled when at anchor or otherwise not being used. There is a full description here .