Fun Sailers Learning how to sail is not easy. Handling various lines and ropes, multiple sails, and keeping a straight course while using the wind most efficiently, is a task beyond many. Catboats, with their extreme forward mast, navigate with just one large gaff sail. They are ideal for learning to sail. Plus they�re lots of fun � although it�s always handy to master the art of swimming before stepping into a sailboat�s cockpit. Our colorful flotilla of fully rigged cats is fun, and highly decorative. To navigate a windowsill, mantelpiece, or bookshelf, we�ve sacrificed the keels; a small concession to the aesthetics of home d�cor.