Definitions for "Ready About"
Keywords:  helmsman, tack, crew, boatswain, jibe
Command from the helmsman to the crew in preparation for coming about. Equivalent command preparatory to jibing is stand-by to jibe.
Last warning from the helmsman when he is going to turn the boat onto another tack
A command of the boatswain to the crew, and implies that all the hands are to be attentive, and at their stations for tacking.
Keywords:  prepare, come
prepare to come about