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  1. Looks like fun. I was wondering if the main mast on the Gulf of Morbihan old-fashioned boat was quite a bit closer to the bow than the keel – more so than on most modern mono-hulls. If so, would that allow them to sail (point) into the wind more effectively than boats which do not have the mast ahead of the keel or is the reverse true?

    • Hi Craig – it’s really the shape of the sails rather than the position of the mast that dictates speed or ease of pointing into wind. The mast being forward rather than in the middle just makes it easier to tack. They are really nice little ships. The region is known for its old rigs.

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