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Schooners

By handlerstudio  
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While we are on the subject of schooners....here is a really small one, with unusual rigging....taken in Rock Hall harbor, on the Chesapeake (where we sail out of), on port tack in a light to medium wind. This boat is cutter rigged with gaff sails (the trapezoidal shape with the "boomlets" above the sails holding the shape.) They make it possible without having tall sails to have a lot of sail area. The two sails in the bow are (front to back) a jib sail and a stay sail, pronounced stays'l. And then there is the color of the sails....ordinarily, a color like that might be high tech Kevlar fabric sails...except the simple reefing lines (those lines hanging down on the main and mizzen sails) are as basic as it gets. They let you shorten the sails when the wind gets big. And, that green hull is really beautiful.

And grateful thanks to Colleen and Alfie P for your UAs on my last photos. Also schooners.

Tags: Transport Schooner Rock Hall Sail Rigging

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dales Plus
5 13 Australia
22 Sep 2020 3:52AM
Wonderful images in full sail with the wind here Peter
Ian
22 Sep 2020 4:02AM
Great sailing captures well done Peter.
WesternRed.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
22 Sep 2020 4:04AM
We have a lot of sail boat racing in and around the islands here. They are wonderful to watch. A great set Peter.
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
22 Sep 2020 6:27AM
Super images Peter and wonderful knowledge, what an awesome boat and well presented....John
22 Sep 2020 6:32AM
Lovely set of people enjoying themselves, Peter.
Mike
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2020 8:24AM
Splendid set of images Peter of this beautiful schooner, the hull design makes it easy to tack effortlessly and at the same time being an extremely stable sea going vessel. I love the American Schooners 😊

😎
22 Sep 2020 1:30PM
Fabulous set
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2020 10:05PM
Choppy waters, brave sailors... Lovely set Peter...
Isabel GrinGrin
debu 11 India
22 Sep 2020 11:39PM
Great set of images.
Debu

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