A Lug Sail On The Bure
Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)
Medium: Photographic print
“A Lug Sail (on the Bure). – The working lug is found to be the very best sail for these waters, as it is so easily handled. Novices should always procure a lug-sailed boat with which to try their hand at sailing, and remember never to make the sheet fast, whatever happens. If the end of the sheet is free, no wind, however high, can overturn the boat, but with the sheet belayed round the cleat, many fatal accidents have occurred. Sloop and cutter-rig, Bermudan and lateen sails have all been tried on these waters, but for open boats (centre-board or keel boats), nothing equals the ordinary lug.”
Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate LXXXVIII from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.