I was looking at small pedal-controlled sailing boat and came across some rather seductive canoes that I would like to save here, some images, for the record and inspiration.
First it is to say that sailing canoes : it is not a new thing.
In more recent developments using simply a windsurf sail makes great sense :
Here's the page that was taken from.
And still googling for sailing canoes, I keep finding pearls :
Rushton sailing canoe, Torpedo. Looks exactly like an Old Town touring canoe, right?
These are all very narrow hulled sailing boats in fact. The outriggers were invented to stabilise them, but instead we are using a heavy weight at the bottom and we curve the hull to increase stability in turns.
I am glad to introduce you to the Nautilus Sailing canoe. Beautiful.
Another contemporary super narrow hull
And some wilder developments :
The fantastic : http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?30162-Howard-Rice-s-Slyph-sailing-canoe