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Types of Sailboats and Rigs

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Fractional Sloop Rig
Small Fractional Sloop

Photo © Tom Lochhaas

Here’s a small racing dinghy with a sloop rig. This is still a Bermuda rig, but the mainsail is proportionally larger and the jib smaller, for ease of handling and maximum power. Note that the top of the jib rises only a fraction of the distance to the masthead. Such a rig is called a fractional sloop.
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