11 February 2019

Or Is It Mizzen?

The triangular sail on the front of my cutter is a jib.

Are the two square sails in front of the mast the mainsails or is that the gaff sail behind?

I think my gaff is actually a spanker.

The terminology is confusing and contradictory.


  1. So long as they crew knows which one you're talking about that's all that has mattered to me.

    1. Men! Do that thing! And the other thing! And that over there!

      Aye Cap'n!


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