Stepping the mast on small dinghies on can be accomplished by one person, but is easier, and safer, with two people. Most masts are light in weight but their length and wind resistance makes them unwieldy to lift and therefore hard when mast stepping. The sailing dinghy on its trolley in a bow-down position causes the mast to lean forward against the support of the shrouds when placed in its mast step, therefore stabilizing the mast. When lifting the mast, raise it vertically and position the hands quite wide apart giving better leverage. Use the following guides and instructions to successfully step a mast.