The Royal sail

What are "The Royal sail" ?

Today it means: Sails set 3rd or 4th from the top of a mast on a tall ship.

The Royal sails are set between the topgallant (t'gallant) and the skysail and can be counted either 5 or 6 from the bottom or 3 or 4 from the top depending on the style of rigging and the number of sails set.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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