The bowsprit (the boom at the bow of the boat that we use to hoist the big down wind sails) of a mini series boat is 2.40m, the ones of protos are even 3.00m long.
That is 46% of the boat length (!).
If you applied the same to an Open 60 (the much bigger siblings of the minis) its bowsprit would be almost 8.50m long!
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