Friday, May 20, 2022

Sailing aboard a Fulaga Island Canoe, Fiji

I've finally got back onto the proa build... I've had a surprising amount of views on this site particularly given how little I've posted here. I've watched a lot of proa videos and stumbled onto this one which shows the simplicity of the Polynesian style rig. Many have went with all sorts of sail rigs but none offer the simplicity of the Crab Claw type sail with shunting to keep the outrigger on the upwind side. This has the benefit of being able to fly the ama to reduce drag.