Apparently she had been under all plain sail when the thing happened.
She was standing on with all plain sail set, and was manoeuvring in order to gain the weather-gauge.
She was about two miles away, with all plain sail set, beating against the wind towards the northern end of the island.
You are turning to windward in a fresh breeze, under all plain sail, and it becomes necessary to tack.
We weighed anchor in the afternoon of October 9, and got out of the harbour under all plain sail.
There was a strong breeze blowing aft and the barque was slugging along under all plain sail.
The cause of our sudden recall then became apparent, for standing in under all plain sail were three large ships.
There was a light breeze from the eastward, and the frigate, under all plain sail, was standing on a bowline to the southward.
The barque was under all plain sail, and we were but three men to get the yards braced round.
Then a strong west wind for three days, carrying the ship flying before it with all plain sail set.