An update for those of us who prefer sailing our AIs in Adventure mode...
After getting slightly frustrated with the limited performance of my boomed 35 sq ft Solway Dory sail set up in light airs on my aka-less 2014 AI, I finally tried out the standard Hobie sail yesterday in 6 to 9 knot winds (mostly reaching). Bit tame in 6 knots (see photo) but later, when the wind picked up to around 9 knots with 1 to 1.5 foot wind waves, it was an absolute hoot! In those conditions I sat across the yak on the edge of the hull semi-cross legged with my leeward foot under a hiking strap. I was sailing diagonally down the wind waves and was able to surf them a fair bit.
Compared to my boomed 35 sq ft sail set up (http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=52685
), it's a only marginally more tender due to the slightly higher weight aloft but still perfectly manageable in the conditions I was in. I did notice however the extra friction in the mainsheet due the standard Hobie routing, and found the yak harder to manage downwind with wind waves due to the lack of sail control. I fitted a sprit type boom made from oversize fishing rod sections and held to the mast with a prussic knot, but without a vang the boom lifts anyway so I'll try it without the boom next time.
If I'm still not happy with downwind sail control I'll think about having a boom end pocket sewn into the sail by the mast so I can use a leg-of-mutton type auto-vanging boom set up for light airs with the sail fully unfurled