Traditional rigs can GO! Lugs and Sprits

Here is a video of a Lateen Rig on a large yacht going like a rocket.

It was filmed in Dubai, so I suspect that it probably doesn’t qualify as a low cost rig – but it is still traditional including in aspect ratio.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXKE_rKq-nk]

It blasts along very seriously for some time until a large piece of boat is pulled off by the sheet and things turn dramatic.

 

I know I tend to bang on a bit about how traditional and low cost rigs can have really great performance if properly set up.

Here is some of my info – the sprit rig stuff is pretty basic to most dinghy racers, but some might find some aspects of the lug stuff useful.
Lug rig setup
Sprit rig setup

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