Yesterday we flew a fourth sail for the first time: the mizzen ballooner, as it is known in the U.S. The French, however, call it the foc d'artimon, which translates mizzen jib. In Spanish: foque de mesana. But in reality it is a mizzen spinnaker, and like any other spinnaker, one must fly it as one might a kite, yet this one almost flies itself.
The months of exercise on Slangevar and Rumble Bee held us in good stead.
In this photo, you can see deployed the mizzen sail at left, the main sail center, foreground, and the ballooner behind the main sail. Not pictured: the genoa sail flying forward of this small forest of cables, ropes, antennas, spars, and cloth.