To meet the goals of a fast, fun, and easy-to-sail boat, designer Steve Killing added an asymmetric spinnaker to the boat. But instead of a huge sail on a sprit, he provided a modest 79-sq. ft. chute tacked to a clipper bow, which extends the tack position 8 inches forward of the jib tack. According to the designers notes, the sculpted open transom, aided by the aft sloping floor, lets water flush cleanly out the back. "We wanted comfortable stability at the dock," says Killing, "yet inspiring performance under sail."