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one mast, one sail aft of mast, two or more forward. There are at least two triangular sails forward of the mast. The mast is stepped farther aft than a sloop, creating a larger foretriangle.



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SLOOP RIG

one mast, two sails. The mainsail is aft of the mast and a jib forward of the mast, usually attached to the forestay. Spritsail rig - a sprit is a boom that extends upward from the mast foot to the topmost corner of a quadrangle sail. The rig extends the sail area set from a short mast.

KETCH

A two masted fore and aft rigged vessel with the smaller mast aft but stepped forward of the rudder post.

FISHERMAN'S STAYSAIL

A fore and aft triangular sail set on the triatic stay between the two mast heads of a ketch or schooner.

FORE TRIANGLE

The area forward of the forward mast in which sails can be set. A sail that fills that area.

BARQUENTINE

A three or more masted sailing vessel, square sail rigged on fore mast and fore and aft rigged on after masts.

DOUBLE HEADSAIL

Two sails forward of the mast as in a cutter.

KETCH RIG

two masts with the smaller after mast forward of the tiller.

DECK SUPERVISOR

The person in charge of all evolutions and maintenance on deck; sometimes split into two groups: forward deck supervisor, aft deck supervisor.

LONGITUDINAL CENTRE OF BUOYANCY

The point, on the fore and aft line of a vessel at which the upward force of buoyancy acts. It is measured from amidships either forward or aft.

SPANKER

A sail on the mast nearest the stern of a square-rigged ship

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