Well, I still haven't got this boat in the water
yet. I don't know what I should call it but certainly some of it's design is due to the collective wisdom I've received from all you guys.
What I want to know now is, should I add a high cut yankee to the sail wardrobe?
A few facts first. Boat is 12.5m (42'); 12t (26500lbs); 5t lead ballast (10,700lbs approx) 1.9m (6'3'') draft
. Rig is a cutter
or a sloop
with a cutter
stay may be a better description. Standard sails
are: 135% Genoa
is 54 sq m (571 sq ft). Mainsail
is 36 sq m (391 sq ft). Staysail is 17 sq m and mounted on a furler
and sheeted to a self tacking track.
My problem is tacking the headsail around the inner forestay when I'm sailing inshore. I've decided that I want to leave the staysail on a furler
and I have read all the pros and cons on previous threads here.
Given the boat specs above, would I be better to drop the Genoa
for inshore sailing and put a high cut Yankee on the headstay foil? If so what size should it be so that it will tack easily around the staysail? Can I assume that if the combined area of Yankee and Staysail = the Genoa, that it will give a similar amount of drive? The gap between the forestay and the inner forestay is about 1.3m (4')