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The luff does look long if indeed the halyard is fully hoisted (as it appears to be).. The foot looks especially short. Was this a 'stock Cat 27" sail? If so then your rig may have been modified.
Your boom fitting looks relatively high on the mast, so this may be a simple matter of lowering the gooseneck to accommodate the longer luff, but that won't address the foot length of course.. presumably the boom is stock length.
First step is to talk to your sailmaker, as svsirius suggested, with pictures in hand. While the luff length can be easily modified, having such a short footed sail will look odd, obviously cost you some sail area and may well affect the balance/weather helm of the boat.
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