I'm going to build a 14ft sailing centerboard dinghy in wood. I would lke to know if anyone has some "scientific" comparative figures on windward ability of gaff, spri, bermudan, and wishbone rigs.
Can one sail as close to the wind?
Is the lift/drag ratio much worse?
I would like to have it gaff rigged but am a bit concerned when everybody seems to believe it's much inferior to the bermudan rig ( espicially on a beat).