Thursday, August 1, 2013

Roskilde

A beautiful day in Roskilde with light breezes perfect for a relaxing sail.  Our boat was a Faeroese fishing boat powered by ten oarsmen and women and a cotton lug sail.  Apart from the rock ballast and thole pins one of the things I found interesting was how the sail was managed.  The foot of the sail was tied off on the gunnal on each tack and the shape the sail controlled by two lines from each end of the lug spar.  The sail was reefed from the top and tied to the lugg spar.