Such a beautiful work of vision art and engineering!
1. The book is magnificent. I hope there might be a copy left!
2. I am very interested in the fore sail design that seems to have two versions. One appears to be a narrower gray and the other, so colorful and flamboyant, is far wider and can be set almost 90 degrees to the bow-stern axis!
3. Can that sail every cross over to starboard side, as it would appear to get stopped by the main mast?
4. How is the foresail supported? Is there merely a cable built into the leading edge of that sail and when that is Pulled extraordinarily tight, essentially a new “mast” is formed?
To swing it starboard, how does one get the wind to cooperate? How does one get past the mast when the sail is so wide at the base?
5. Where are the sails stowed when they are dropped?
6. Is the two part “skeleton” keel a recent design?
7. Do sailors ever have to climb the mast at sea? Or can the cables for the foresail by simply cranked up the from of the main mast by a motor?
Sorry for so many questions but I may want to make a new art work with such sails! This is so grand and inspiring!
The loads on the mast and keel must be enormous!