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I am anchored in Five Island harbor Antigua and spotted this strange rig.

Anybody know what the rig is called?





 

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Technically it is gaff-rigged schooner, I believe.
She may technically be a schooner but its not gaff rigged. She is three masted lug-rig, can't tell whether standing or dipping lug though. She is probably a replica/interpretation of a chasse-marée.
 

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When he pulled into customs in Jolly Harbor, I spoke to him for a few minutes. She is a lug rig, registered in the UK, but I didn't ask where she was built. Seemed to be a couple of families aboard, possibly cruising.
 

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Yup looks like you nailed it Jeff.

Just looked up Chassee Maree and there it is. Currently UK flagged and the accent from the helm was definitely Brit.
 

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She may technically be a schooner but its not gaff rigged. She is three masted lug-rig, can't tell whether standing or dipping lug though. She is probably a replica/interpretation of a chasse-marée.
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<img width="600" height="358" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/68/Corentin_%28Chasse-mar%C3%A9e%29.jpg/800px-Corentin_%28Chasse-mar%C3%A9e%29.jpg">

" Le Corentin, a chasse-marée from Quimper. Note the three-masted lugger rig with the foremast stepped well forward and the apparent absence of headsails. The large jib has been cleared so that the bowsprit can be topped up to facilitate manoeuvring in harbour. At the after end of the vessel, the bumkin, which carries the lower block of the mizzen sheet, is similarly stowed. "

Chasse-Maree at Wikipedia
 

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impressive research guys..I was about to go looking for brit or french style looking boats myself but man you guys are on it! jajajaa
 

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She is the Grayhound and a 5/6th replica of a Cornish lugger. Lots of similarities with Chassee Marrees but definitely British in ancestry. Home - Grayhound Lugger Sailing

Built in one year by the skipper/owner and available for charter.

Entered in Classic week so I am looking forward to seeing how she goes.
 
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