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Fisherman's staysail

The schooner Maple Leaf. The fisherman is the trapezoidal sail between the two masts

A fisherman's staysail is a staysail placed between the fore and main masts of a sailing ship, usually a schooner but also including brigantines.[1] All four of its sides are typically set flying. The purpose of a fisherman is to catch light winds aloft, as it is a large sail set high on the masts. Because it normally overlaps other sails and spars such as the gaff and foresail, it must be fully lowered and re-raised at every tack and jibe.


  1. ^ "Toronto Brigantine". Retrieved 2010-11-15. 

Further reading

  • Cunliffe, Tom (January 2005). Hand, Reef and Steer. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Sheridan House. ISBN . OCLC 60580612. 

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