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For her delivery voyage she was rigged as a topsail schooner, the mast being removed on arrival.
After the squall passed we soon had the topsail back up and then tried the staysail but it was too big for the conditions.
Another impeccably written adventure, by the end of which you should be able to identify a mizzen topsail in your sleep.
A topsail Schooner has a square topsail on the foremast.
Three crew members of May [Master - Gerald Gadd] preparing her bowsprit jib and jib topsail.