Sailing Ship 500 PC Jigsaw Puzzle
A 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of a Sailing Ship buffeted by waves.
The first sailing boats had single masts with square sails fixed to them. Over the centuries, boat builders arranged their boats’ sails, called the rig, in various ways designed to catch the wind more efficiently. A square rig consists of sails hung on a spar across the boat. The fore-and-aft rig, with a triangular sail hanging from a spar parallel with the boat’s sides, is more effective at making the best use of wind blowing from side on. By the 15th century, many ships had a mixture of rigs: square-rigged sails on some masts and fore-and-aft sails on others. Ships (large vessels) could now sail across the oceans.