Sail plan

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Sail plans for seven different rigging

As a sail plan , and sail plan or sail is called the exact graphic representation of all sails (optionally including the necessary cases , pods , vang etc.) of a ship.

The sail plan takes into account the type, shape, size, number and arrangement of the sails. He clearly has the type of sailing ship: Square Riggers ( full-rigged ship , barque , brig ) gaff schooner , topsail schooner , mixed types ( barquentine , schooner ), yacht or ketch . Also Auxiliary sailors and sailing steamer be described by the sail plan. The sail area can be determined from the sail plan .

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