Windward-sailing Barbary pirates
- So how did they manage to sail so effectively to windward? See this:
> So how did they manage to sail so effectively to windward? See this:As best I recall, one (or more) of the Hornblower novels uses the term
Xebec to describe an enemy. I don't remember how much description
there is. C.S. Forrester tended to describe things "en train", i.e.
did not give additional detail to the uninitiated.
I've wonderered about a lateen cat schooner, loose footed on the fore,
boomed on the main.