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What is a fractional rig?

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How is the term used to describe a sail or rig?
asked Jul 18, 2012 by Mr Diesel (220 points)

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Most often refers to a forestay (and jib) that does not reach the top of the mast.

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractional_rig
answered Jul 30, 2013 by Sailbad the Sinner (3,940 points)