Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Sail

See also: Sail in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A piece of cloth hung to provide propulsion for a ship.

Default orientation: triangular, hanging from a horizontal yard. No proper coloration.

Sail Hanging from its Yardarm (1) §

Source: Insignia Nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum. Artist unknown. (From the arms of Vella, folio 109.)

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Sail Hanging from its Yardarm (2) §

Source: Guillim’s Display of Heraldry. Artist unknown.

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Sail Fastened to Mast and Hanging from Yardarm (1) §

Heraldic sails are generally triangular and this depiction might not be registrable without additional documentation.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Sail Fastened to Mast and Hanging from Yardarm (2) §

Source: Stemmario Trivulziano. Artist: Gian Antonio da Tradate. (Folio 422r, arms of de Vellate.) Adapted by Thora Brandsdottir.

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