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Is the Raptor a proa?

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Is the Raptor a proa?

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No. A proa is a narrow, outrigger-equipped vessel whose ends are identical such that there is no difference between bow and stern. When a proa is tacked, the bow becomes the stern, and vice versa. A means is provided to reposition the sail or sails during the tack so that the tack and luff are always forward and the clew and leech are always aft. On most Micronesian proas, for example, the heel of the mast, which was in the forward part of the vessel on the original tack, is shifted so that it will be in the forward part of the vessel on the new tack. A proa that carries its outrigger always to windward is usually referred to as a Pacific proa. A proa that always sails with its outrigger to leeward is usually referred to as an Atlantic proa. The Raptor is a sailing outrigger canoe similar in size to the Hawaiian one-person paddling outrigger canoe or OC-1.

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