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Origin of gaff topsail
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Meanwhile, on the other end, US Airways seems genuinely confused by their gaff.
Moreover, although she carried an enormous club-topsail and a mainsail of big area, she heeled over the least of any of the boats.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
If with the Vice-Admiral he will hoist a white flag at the end of the gaff or derrick, and fire two guns.
When he would have the fleet come to an anchor, he will show double Dutch colours at the end of his gaff and fire a gun.
The bowlines on the luff of the gaff topsails should be particularly noticed as a feature of this period.
Unfortunately 'Meteor' and 'Iverna' were not competing, the former having damaged her gaff.