Rigging FAQs:

Q: Is rigging divided into two classes?

A: Yes, and standing, which supports the mast , and running, which controls the orientation of the sails and their degree of reefing.

Q: Is rigging cordage which is fixed in position?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rigging almost always between a mast and the deck?

A: Yes, and using tension to hold the mast firmly in place.

Q: Is rigging now most commonly made of steel cable?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rigging the cordage used to control the shape and position of the sails?

A: Yes.