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July 11 , 2007

The Gaff Rig Handbook

History, Design, Techniques, Developments


This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff
rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history,
techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved through the

John Leather outlines the practical aspects of the masts,
spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the
development of the gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and

'Regarded internationally as the definitive book for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing a gaff-rigged vessel.' Kelvin Hughes

'The book's longevity says it all.' Water Craft

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