R

rake a ship, reef, ride, round to, etc...

Round to

is when going large or before the mind, to come round towards the wind by the movement of the helm.

Ride

to be held by the cable.

Rake a ship

is when the broadside sweeps another's decks fore and aft, either by lying athwart her bows or her stern. Rake means also the inclination of the masts, bowsprit, stem, or sternpost.

Reef

to reduce a sail by tying a portion of it to the yards with points.