Sail and oar boat inspired from both the Norwegian oselvar and the Swampscott dory
|Hull length / waterline||5.70 / 4.57 m||Sail area||10 to 10.6 m²|
|Breadth / waterline||1.56 / 1.21 m||Outboard motor||No|
|Draught||0.18 / 0.94 m||Design category / Crew||C3 / D5|
|Light weight||240 kg||Building time with kit||480 hours|
I have tried successively the sprit sail sloop rig and the dipping lug, and when I sold the boat, the standing lug sail. I like much the sprit sail, unrecognised and typical of many Northern Europe boats. But after the first years, I have fitted the dipping lug sail (picture). It is a demanding rig. You have to gybe (pass the yard from one side to the other), which can be done within seconds with practice. But it is the best performing traditional rig, due to sail always well apart from the mast. Whether sailing or rowing, Youkou-Lili had always the first place in the sail and oars contests it participated.
The normal crew is 2 or 3, with the ability to take 4 or 5 in sheltered waters.