For that layout, we would instead tend toward the ketch or cutter rig.
. A polar diagram showing lift vs. drag plotted for sails having the same area but differing.
It can all be a bit baffling at first, sailboat rigging. The most complex rigging of all will be found on cutter-headed ketches and schooners with multi-spreader. THE YAWL, KETCH AND.
SCHOONER RIGS. Editor of "YACHTING".
Some of the Advantages of a Divided Sail Area. HILE the sloop and the cat rigs are un-. At the end of our first season cruising aboard Speedwell of Rhu it seems like a good time to write something about our experiences of sailing a ketch rigged. Did you know that the ketch shares a likeness to the weather vane atop a house or barn?
Or that it's one of the easiest of all sailboat cruising rigs to balance to.A sail plan is a set of drawings, usually prepared by a naval architect which shows the various combinations of sail proposed for a sailing ship. Alternatively, as a term of art, it refers to the way such vessels are rigged as discussed below.
A ketch rig comes into her own on reaching or downwind courses. In heavy weather owners love to sail under jib and jigger (jib and mizzen).
Upwind the ketch suffers from backwinding of the mizzen by the main. You can add additional headsails to make a cutter-ketch.
Yawl Rigged Hughes Yawl. A ketch is a two-masted sailing craft whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast).
The name "ketch" is derived from "catch" or fishing boat. Historically the ketch was a northern European square-rigged vessel, often a freighter or fishing boat, particularly in the Baltic and North seas.
A cruising ketch flying a mizzen staysail. These of course can also be flown on yawls.
Steve Dashew's foot ketch Beowulf, a large modern cruising ketch designed to be handled by a couple. Note the separation between the masts. Here is a diagram of the rigging.
Click the image for a larger view. 1) Assemble the mast (video time ) Slide the bottom section of the mast into the top section. Make sure the joint is clean!The Joy of KetchSailboat Rigging Diagrams
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