Name: Sailing Boat Cadet Optimist
Type: Half Hull
A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat partly or entirely by sails and is smaller than a sailing ship.
Distinctions in what constitutes a sailing boat and ship vary by region and maritime culture.
Sailboat terminology has varied across history, many terms have specific meanings in the context of modern yachting.
However, sailboats are monohulls, but catamarans and trimarans are gaining popularity. This stabilizing ballast can, in boats designed for racing, be as much as 50% of the weight of the boat, but is generally around 30%. It creates two problems; one, it gives the monohull tremendous inertia, making it less maneuverable and reducing its acceleration.