Where does Phinisi come from?
Sometimes spelled as Pinisi, the schooner is the masterpiece of the seafaring tradition of the Bugis ethnic group of South Sulawesi. For centuries, the phinisi have plied the waters of the archipelago journeying as far away as Malacca, Burma, Vietnam and Australia.
What is Phinisi?
Phinisi is the name of a traditional Indonesian sailing ship that can trace its roots to the Bugis people, an ethnic group of seafarers from South Sulawesi. This picturesque wooden vessel has two main masts and seven sails, implying that Indonesia’s ancestral sailors navigated all seven of the world’s largest seas.
Are schooners fast?
The Schooner cruises at an average of 5 knots with a maxim of 10 knots.
Why is a schooner called a schooner?
In Britain, a schooner is a large sherry glass. Sherry is traditionally served in one of two measures: a clipper, the smaller measure, or a schooner, the larger measure, both named after the sort of ships that brought sherry over from Spain.
What does schooners mean in English?
Definition of schooner 1 : a typically 2-masted fore-and-aft rigged vessel with a foremast and a mainmast stepped nearly amidships. 2 : a larger-than-usual drinking glass (as for beer)
Why do Aussies drink schooners?
Some hospitality venues in Western Australia are going through a process of “schoonerification”, whereby the previous culture of drinking by pints has been changed with vessels of schooner size to allay increasing costs to venues and with encouragement from the state government to curb binge drinking.
What is the difference between a ketch and a schooner?
A ketch or yawl has a main mast and a mizzen mast but on a two masted schooner or square rigger such as a brig or brigantine the masts are called the fore mast and main mast. On three masted square riggers and schooners the mizzen is the after-most mast. More than three masts?
How many men are schooners?
Tern Schooner These vessels were cargo carriers of between 200 and 400 tons, requiring a crew of six to eight. Our Tern is shown with all sails set except staysails between the masts. As the years went by these softwood vessels would become waterlogged, sails would wear out, and spars break.
What do Aussies call beer?
Australians enjoy having a few beers or a bevvie (short for beverage), a frostie, a coldie or a couple of cold ones. Beer is also known as liquid amber, amber nectar or liquid gold. A pig’s ear is rhyming slang for beer but I’ve never heard anyone use that word.
What is bigger than a schooner?
Pint Size – 570 ml 568ml), the pint is the slightly intimidating older brother to the more-popular schooner, but seems to be gaining traction around the country.