You're not sailing a modified Trireme, are you???
Are you sure that thing isn't a hedgehog after the road train passed?
No, it's a 72' fibreglass staysail schooner, built in 1976 with a stubby little bowsprit which we replaced with a longer one to get the headsail further forward, thus combating her weather helm (improving her capacity to hold her course instead of trying to round up into wind at every opportunity)... When I'm allowed, I'll post a photo, maybe...