Makai carries 2 large light wind sails
. A gennaker
and a screecher from quantum.
The screecher works from 50 apparent down to about dead downwind and is good up to 17 knots. It is on a drum an is a furler
. We use this one the most in lighter winds. It sails
like a big genny.
The second is a genaker made for CDI
by North sails. It is a an aysymeticral and flys like a spinaker. It comes with a sock for dousing. It works the best just off dead down wind but will sail just fine down wind. We have flew it all the way up to a beam reach. Max is around 18 knots of wind.
On the Genaker we have a block and tackle system set up from bow-to bow. The tack attaches in the middle and we can use the the blocks to move the sail from dead down wind to a beam reach with just an easy pullof the lines. It lets one person shape and manage the sail.
We bought the screecher with the boat and the Genaker from CDI based on price
and quality. Many of the saillofts wanted almost twice the price
for the sail. We are very satisfied.
Depending on where you sail the use will vary. In the Caribe we carried our genny for almost 2 years before we got to use it.