This 5 meter spritsail rig makes a canoe go really fast.
It's easy to build, easy to control, easy to put up and take down. It tolerated gusts well and can be tuned for really light winds also.
I use an aluminum sign as a leeboard and steer with a paddle.
If you don't have a canoe yet, try these complete plans for an outrigger sailing canoe.
action photos by Star