Timeline of the history of the adriatic sail, known as the ‘vela al terzo’

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    The traditional sail of the Adriatic, which we now call the vela al terzo (lug sail), derives from the classic square sail, or vela quadra; the timeline invites you to take a look at the main phases of a transformation in quest of maximum efficiency in accordance with the needs of both domestic and coasting trade boats.

    The reconstructions are based on the iconography of the period.

    Author Gianfranco Munerotto
    Copyright © Regione del Veneto

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