Thank you for the feedback. It's really hard to make a quick commitment to the big amount time and materials it takes to build a boat. I am always looking for the easy way. Interesting point about local conditions. After WW II, there were absolutely no sailboats in my region. The very first ones were literally plundered from the Germans in the West, In the famous post war film "Knife in the Water" (https://youtu.be/nmcubgR4c6s) the sailboat originally belonged to Joseph Geobbels, the Nazi's propaganda minister. So we don't have much of a sailing tradition. As far as I can tell, I was the first to use a leg-o-mutton sail here and it always created a lot of comments (not to mention an unstayed mast!!!).
I was hoping to take care of reefing the sails by using a third mast position and a single sail, like the Gypsy.