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The boat is designed as cat ketch. Research the cat ketch rig. It is superior rig to sloop in many aspects.
Anyway, you cannot rig it as sloop, without redesigning entire boat. First, your freestanding main mast cannot support loads from foresail. Second, your hull is not designed for loads coming from stays and shrouds. Third, your main mast is just too small for sloop rig. Forth, what makes you thing that sloop rig takes less room? Freestanding Cat Ketch rig is simplest and most forward design.
And finally, cat ketch rig is very balanced rig, combined with properly designed hull, it is very forgiving rig to sail, most likely you will break this balance by switching to sloop rig.