Kat's Paw I

This type of layout is relatively unusual now, but makes sense for boats that are almost always sailed with a large crew. It avoids splitting the crew into an overworked cockpit and underworked rail, several of whom will be little more than movable ballast.

On the left, spinnaker halyard. On the right, main halyard. Everything else is at the mast.

One possible variation would be to lead all the mainsail controls aft, so they could be worked by the trimmer without bringing someone off the rail.


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