Did you know? #1: Bowsprit

BowspritI’m starting a new category themed “Did you know?” which will feature brief infos around shorthanded sailing, mini sailing and sailing in general. Here we go:

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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did you know?