Riding the Rigging. Coming down a stay or backstay in a boatswain's chair that has a shackle around the stay or backstay. Usual when blacking down the rigging, or when working on it.
Riding Turn. Turn of a rope that rides over or across another turn or turns.
Rig. Manner or fashion in which a vessel's masts, sails, and spars are fitted and arranged. 2. Type of a sailing vessel. 3. To fit out a vessel with necessary rigging. 4. To prepare or assemble an apparatus or gear. 5. The dress of a man.