Saturday, October 4, 2014

On the subject of Lugsail Performance

Here is a very short clip showing First Mate during pre-delivery testing in brisk conditions off Manly, Queensland, Australia.

Note: the rig is the SMALL (76 sq.ft) balance lug rig). The standard Sprit rig is 104 sq.ft.

This is just a taster for a longer video I'll put up as soon as I can edit the raw material.


  1. Pretty boat, Ross. Question: Do you think lugsails would work on a boat that can exceed 12 kts? I'm looking for a sail design that's simple but excellent on all points of sail
    Thanks - Trimaran Frank