A schooner is a two-masted (sometimes with more masts) ship whose after-mast (rear) is taller than the foremast. Traditionally schooners have gaff main-sails. Gaff sails are trapezoidal in shape (four cornered but not square). See the sketch on your right.


Drawing by Ellina Dallas

The vertical side of this sail (right side on the drawing) is attached to the mast. The upper side is tied to a spar, the gaff. The lower side is tied to the boom. For details see the drawing below.


“Faneromeni ” with schooner sail-plan.

Original plan by Kostas A. Damianidis.

Modified plan by Ellina Dallas