This book provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved over centuries and which is strongly estendig its use for pleasure sailing in teh 21st century. Contents: Mastand Spars. Standing rigging. Running rigging. Gaff sails and basic sailmaking. Gaff topsails. The boomles gaff sail. The catboat. The Sloop.The Cutter. Cutter yachts. The essex smacks. Pilot Cutters and Schooners. The Yawl. The kech. The Schooners……..