And they didn't have any old square rigger but the actual foretopmast of HMS Victory herself.
I had one of those "must get round to doing that" moments and then moved on, never to return. Nelson would not approve, being a great believer in seizing the day.
Though to be honest it wasn't that dramatic given the mast wasn't moving, there wasn't a breath of wind, nor rain or spray.
I think doing it for real would be much more interesting.