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Bermuda Rigged Schooner

Bermuda Rigged Schooner
Bermuda Rigged Schooner

A Bermuda Rigged Schooner is a "typical" rig for modern sailboats, with a triangular sail. They are simpler than gaff-rigged Help quadrilateral sail attached at the top to a gaff, have less weight topside, and usually better upwind.

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Martha

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length84
beam16
height
draft8
displacement42
sailarea?
built1907
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Designer: B. B. Crowninshield
Builder: W. F. Stone (SFO) (1907)
Home Port: Port Townsend WA
Staysail Schooner
  • Medium-sized Bermuda-rigged Staysail-SchoonerThe sail between the masts is attached to a stay.
  • One piece tan wooden masts
  • Sleek superstructure
  • White hull, green bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay, green bulwarkan extension of a ship's sides above the level of the deck.
  • Semicircular Boomkina spar or arched projection off the stern of the ship, typically to hold stays for the backstay.
  • Deep blue "gollaker" sail (a downwind only, spinnaker-like sail, but set in the middle of the boat).

Originally gaff-rigged Help quadrilateral sail attached at the top to a gaff and built to be the flagship for the Commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club (named after his wife). She was owned by actor James Cagney and later by industrialist Edgar Kaiser. In 1968 she arrived in Washington for use by the Four Winds camp on Orcas Island. Martha is the oldest working sailboat in the state of Washington.

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Singawing

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length70
beam16
height68
draft8.4
displacement37
sailarea2000
built1982
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Designer: Grahame Shannon
Builder: Naumann & Dunbar (1982)
Staysail Schooner
  • Bermuda-rigged Staysail-SchoonerThe sail between the masts is attached to a stay.
  • One piece white metal masts
  • Mid-section of bulwarkan extension of a ship's sides above the level of the deck. is natural wood color.

Singawing has sailed extensively along the west coast, from Costa Rica to Alaska. She is powered by a serial hybrid diesel-electrical propulsion system. On battery power alone she can make over 9 Knots with a 25 mile range.

Suva

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length68
beam14
height
draft6.5
displacement
sailarea
built1925
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Designer: Ted Geary
Builder: Quan Lee (Hong Kong) (1925)
Home Port: Coupeville WA
  • Bermuda rigged Staysail-SchoonerThe sail between the masts is attached to a stay.
  • Prominent wooden Pilothouse
  • White hull, white masts and boomkina spar or arched projection off the stern of the ship, typically to hold stays

Built in 1925 in Hong Kong of old growth Burmese teak, and originally designed as a gaff-rigged schooner. She sailed mainly out of Penn Cove and Olympia.
In 1960 she had a major refit and was re-rigged as a staysail schooner. Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation purchased her in 2009.

Grail

Stats Stats for Grail
length55
beam12.5
height
draft8
displacement
sailarea
built1986
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Designer: Jim Franken
Builder: Jim Ferris, Port Townsend (1986)
Home Port: Vashon WA
  • Hybrid: Foresail is Gaff-Rigged Help quadrilateral sail attached at the top to a gaff, Mainsail is Bermuda Help having a triangular mainsail
  • Green bottompaintpaint below the waterline, usually to discourage weeds, barnacles, and decay and covestripea decorative horizontal stripe along the top line of planking of the hull
  • White masts

Grail is a Marconi main, gaff fore schooner in the tradition of the early John Alden schooners. She has sailed as far as the Galapagos Islands. Most of her cruising has been in Washington and Canadian waters.