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Re: Lateen rig points
From my years of sailing Sunfish I can say...
advantages = simple rig, easy to set up and take down, easily beached, will plane on a broad reach in about 10+ knots of wind, good boat for learning to sail
disadvantages = not great pointing ability, lateen rig compromised on one tack where the sail meets the mast, no easy way to throw in a reef that I know of.
Overall it should be a fun but wet boat.
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