Q: I sail a schooner and intend to fly a ‘Gollywobbler’ type sail between her two masts.  What data to I have to declare in order to be rated for that sail?

A. Yes, it is likely that ‘headsails set flying’ (HSF) will be addressed by CRF in the future.  Discussions on how best to do this are now underway.  One option under consideration is for the rated sail area for a boat that declares a HSF will be increased by a modest multiplier, in the same way that CRF accounts for differences in standing rigging type.