This is what a Lateener can do! See how the main and the jib are actually lifting the boat running downwind. Other rigs depress the bow. I’m also struck by how much this boat looks like boats from Portugal at the other end of the Mediterranean World. http://bit.ly/hBjS2G More images here.
This is just a quick post to celebrate having found this incredible image. It says so much about boats, and why we love them. I hope to expand on that soon. In the meantime let me invite you to comment and to add your own examples, either of wonderful Mediterranean boats in action, or images of any boat that really inspires you, or really any comment appropriate to early days here at Boats for Difficult Times.
For a look at a Lateener design I’ve roughed out check out Delfina.