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either end of the yard of a square-rigged ship

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Several crew members already happily perched along the highest yardarm, leaning on top of the rolled sail as casually as they would on their garden fence to chat.
Other cadets on the yardarms of the ship several hours before the incident Training Ship Royalist at Gosport, after a cadet fell overboard from the ship yesterday evening
STOKES BAY: The Training Ship Royalist at Gosport after a 14-year-old cadet fell overboard and (inset) Cadets on the yardarms
Standing on the quarter deck, Harriet watched the pirates run out along the yardarms to quickly furl the sails and then stand waiting as the yacht began to lose way.
Candidates will perform a range of duties from taking the helm to climbing yardarms 120ft above the sea.
We climb the rigging and then up and over the yardarms before learning to stow the sails 100ft above the deck.
In fact, Les, a retired builder from Surrey, confessed he had to make himself climb the masts and go out on the yardarms just to prove to himself that he could do it.
The 20-member deck crew uses electric winches to angle the 26 square sails and electric motors to furl and unfurl the square sails stored in the yardarms, plus the 11 staysails, four jibs, and one gaff-rigged spanker.