This video(on YouTube) documents the first square sail test, 2007
Little Leon is based on the Leon, an 1880, Norwegian-built brigantine. The photo of the Leon (abover left) appears in "Plank-on-Frame Models" by Harold Underhill (Brown, Son and Ferguson, Glasgow, 1968)
Scaling the Model
Little Leon is not an accurate model – she has been simplified to make construction easy, and modified to make sailing at the smaller scale comfortable.
Visually - she'll look like Leon!
At the same time, when she is finished, Little Leon
should give the right visual impression when sailing.