Studding sails (stuns'l)

What are "Studding sails (stuns'l)" ?

Today it means: Supplimental sails set outside on the yards.

When the wind permitted, sailing ships can add more sail aloft and also outside the normal working sails. By extending the yards (yardarm) it was possible to add a narrow sail called a studding sail or "stuns'l for short. It's name would come from its working sail i.e. main t'gallant stuns'l.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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