Synonyms for staysails or Related words with staysails

headsails              topsails              lateen              staysail              bowsprit              mizzen              sloops              topsail              jibs              yawls              spinnakers              skiffs              mainsail              mainsails              topgallant              masted              genoas              foresails              daggerboards              centreboards              mainmast              foremast              centreboard              oarsmen              dinghies              monohulls              schooners              slipways              feluccas              spritsail              gennaker              gaff              brigs              ketches              davits              catamarans              daggerboard              topmast              oared              forecastle              luggers              trawlers              headsail              buntlines              brigantines              oars              yawl              yardarm              carronades              gunwales             

Examples of "staysails"
Most staysails are triangular, however some are four-cornered, notably some fisherman's staysails.
On a boat with two staysails the inner sail is called the "staysail", and the outer (foremost) is called the jib. This combination of two staysails is called a "cutter rig" (or in North America a "yankee pair") and a boat with one mast rigged with two staysails and a mainsail is called a cutter.
Square-rigged masts may also have triangular staysails that are deployed fore-and-aft between masts.
All the above rigs normally carry a number of jibs and generally carry fore-and-aft staysails between the masts.
The most common extra is the spinnaker. Other extras include studding sails, the modern spanker (or tallboy), and some staysails and topsails.
Sails set forward of the mainmast, such as jibs and staysails, are sometimes referred to as foresails, although "headsails" is a more common term.
Her sister ship is the training ship for the Spanish Navy, the four-masted topsail schooner . Sometime in the 1970s "Esmeralda's" rigging was changed to a four-masted barquentine by replacing the fore gaffsail (course sail) by two main staysails. The third (top) main staysail is still in place. She has now five staysails, three topsails, six jibbs, three course gaff sails, four square sails, 21 all in all.
On large rigs, staysails other than headsails are named according to the mast and mast section on which they are hoisted. Thus, the staysail hoisted on a stay that runs forward and downwards from the top of the "mizzen topgallant mast" is the "mizzen topgallant staysail". If two staysails are hoisted to different points on this mast, they would be the "mizzen upper topgallant staysail" and the "mizzen lower topgallant staysail".
Fore-and-aft rigged sails include staysails, Bermuda rigged sails, gaff rigged sails, gaff sails, gunter rig, lateen sails, lug sails, the spanker sail on a square rig and crab claw sails.
Five jibs are fixed to the bowsprit. All masts have five square sails, with the foremast and mainmast having three staysails, and the mizzen, a spanker, summing up 27 dacron sails with a total sail area of 2,652 square meters.
In the typical Bermuda rig, the sails located in front of the mast generally deliver a higher percentage of the driving force. The stay that supports the leading edge of the sail causes far less turbulence than a mast, resulting in better airflow across the lee side of the sail. To take advantage of this fact, Bermuda rigs are shifting towards larger fore-sails and smaller mainsails. Fore-sails include jibs, genoas and staysails. The cutter, with its use of multiple foresails, achieves the same goal of placing a higher percentage of the sail area in staysails.
Many mast-aft rigs utilize a small mainsail and multiple staysails that can resemble some cutter rigs. A cutter is a single masted vessel, differentiated from a sloop either by the number of staysails, with a sloop having one and a cutter more than one, or by the position of the mast, with a cutter's mast being located between 50% and 70% of the way from the aft to the front of the sailplan, and a sloop's mast being located forward of the 70% mark. A mast aft rig could, based on headsail count, be considered a variation of the sloop or cutter, or, based on mast position, a unique rig.
The jibs, staysails between the first mast and the "bowsprit" were named (from inner to outer most) fore topmast staysail (or foretop stay), inner jib, outer jib and flying jib. All of the jibs' stays meet the foremast just above the fore topgallant. Unusually, a fore royal staysail may also be set.
Staysails may be carried between any other mast and the one in front of it or from the foremast to the bowsprit. They are named after the mast from which they are hoisted, so for example a staysail hoisted to the top of the mizzen topgallant on a stay running to the top of the main topmast would be called the "mizzen topgallant staysail".
Windeward Bound is rigged with four square sails, three headsails, three staysails between the masts, a gaff mainsail and gaff topsail, totalling 12 sails in all. The total sail area is 402 m2 and the windage lever of the sails from the centre of lateral resistance8 is 9.87 m.
The staysails between the masts are named from the sail immediately below the highest attachment point of the stay holding up the staysail. Thus, the mizzen topgallant staysail can be found dangling from the stay leading from above the mizzen (third) mast's topgallant sail to some place (usually two sails down) on the second (main) mast.
A headsail of a sailing vessel is any sail set forward of the foremost mast. The most common headsails are staysails, a term that includes jibs and the larger genoa. Other headsails are set independently of any forestays, such as the spinnaker.
Although the sails were only used in conjunction with the engines, the fact that the "Thistle" had returned to sail as a means of propulsion distinguishes her from a number of other Royal Navy warships which resumed the use of staysails to improve their seakeeping and stationkeeping ability (a practice which was not fully abandoned until HMS "Reclaim" paid off in 1979).
Triangular sails have names for each of three edges and three corners. Rigs with such sails include Bermuda, cutter, lateen and vessels with mixed sail plans that include jibs and other staysails. Most triangular sails are classified as "asymmetrical" and "fore and aft"; symmetric spinnakers are "symmetrical" triangular sails that are designed for off-the-wind use.
Triangular staysails set forward of the foremost mast are called jibs, headsails, or foresails. The innermost such sail on a cutter, schooner, and many other rigs having two or more foresails is referred to simply as "the staysail", while the others are referred to as jibs, flying jibs, etc.