Why square sails.

Posted by Brian T. Cunningham on May 21, 2004

Running a lug rig causes problems, but it does eliminate the rigging required by a gaff.

The top needs to be supported somehow, you could run a permenant topsail, but then you'd lose control.

Here's Wharram's article on his gaff wingsails.



In Response to: Re: for more info by Mark Camp on May 21, 2004