I'm hoping to find some references
or any other useful bits and pieces about sailing a marconi rigged schooner. We are relatively new to sailing and trying to teach ourselves to sail aboard our 57ft Roberts staysail schooner. So far, so good, we can make her go and generally handle kind weather
by transposing what we learn through reading, but there definitely seem to be some specifics where she differs to the small sloops we learned on. For starters, the sail plan stretching so far forward and aft means we need to think hard about sail balance.
The information I have found specific to sailing schooners is very sparse at best and all of it applies uniquely to gaff rigged boats written by some very old salt
using uniquely difficult to understand nautical language. None so far have been of much use which leaves us on our own trying to learn.
Can anyone recommend any reading that might be helpful?