I measured the lug sail the other day and it came out to 44 square feet. I am pleased with that size. I have attached some insulation pipe to the yard in the hope that in the event of a capsize it will prevent the boat from completely inverting. The yard is quite light in itself being made from bamboo............ Ignore the twisted halyard in the photo!
I have also worked out the best way to completely strike the sail and store it on deck with the minimum of fuss.
Work and family commitments are preventing me from getting out for a first sail but I am hoping it won't be too long before I get the chance for my first adventure.