Schooner Trinovante – Rig
The schooner rig designed for Trinovante is very similar to that used by the American ‘Tern’ Schooners but Trinovante itself is most strongly inspired by the Portuguese fishing Schooners.
You can view our Schooner’s Sail Plan here along with a few images showing how sail might be reduced as the wind increases.
The Tern schooners were three-masted schooners built from the early 1800s on the East Coast of the United States. By the end of the century, these merchant schooners were trading in large numbers in both Canada and the US. The three masters were more easily handled and economical to run than two masters of equivalent size and it was soon found that they sailed very well too. The ‘Tern Schooner’ rig had three masts all the same height and didn’t carry square topsails.