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One of the guys over at crew.org.nz posted this link to this video. Is this wild of what ?

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Cool boats, what are they?
Charlie, I'm not absolutely sure. I can only find non English sites but it sems to be called Vela Lateena and they are specific to the Canary Islands.
 

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That's pretty cool.... I'm sure it would take me longer than that to tack if I had to remove/reconnect the forestay every time!!
 

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Cool music and wicked how they tacked / gybed and took the genoa behind the mast..How they do it?
I confess the music grabbed me as well. Almost had a bit of a New Order feel about it. Its actually an American by the name of Tom Geiger.
 

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i have seen adjustable back stays but never adjustable shrouds. every tack they let the main sheet go, pop the shroud, swing the forestay/sail around, tighten the windward shroud, and reset the main sheet. i will call it a main sheet, because it is the only/main sail. i guess with a sail that big swinging the front of the sail around it faster then swinging the sail around with sheets.
 

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Charlie, I'm not absolutely sure. I can only find non English sites but it sems to be called Vela Lateena and they are specific to the Canary Islands.
That makes sense -- it does appear to be a lateen rig, but with an unconventional method for tacking!!:eek:
 
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