Modeling a sailboat

I’m going to sail the British Virgin Islands with some friends soon. I wanted to learn more about sailing, so I started by trying to model a sailboat…

Learning Sailboat Anatomy

Here are some helpful resources

Sailboat vs Sail

There are many type of sailboats. But a single type of sailboat could have many different types of sail configuration. We will be sailing a Lagoon 42 (more photos here), which is a catamaran (most boats have one part that sits in the water (the “hull”; a “mono-hull”); a catamaran has two parts that sit in the water(“two hulls”)). (I think two hulls makes the catamaran more spacious and saling more stable than a mono-hull.)