As a semi-development class, there is a wide variation in the types of Minisail that can be found. Nevertheless, there is significant parity between the differing types in terms of performance. Back in the 1970s, no one style dominated the national championships.
- Now let's start on some pictorial examples of some of the different types of Minisail that exist. First, a Minisail - Wooden Hull. This is a picture of the Minisail as it should be seen – racing on the water! This is a wooden example, and if you look carefully, you should see that the hull is flat-bottomed, hence the nickname, the “Flying Punt”
- Homebuilt Minisail composite hull. This is an example of a GRP hull which has been completed at home with wooden decks. The decking basically follows the plan for the Sprint, which has a long cockpit and an open transom, with a pivoting centreplate, although this example has some unique modifications.