Originally Posted by barnakiel
And, if so:
- will a cat pont higher than a sloop
Yes, do not let a Hobie 17 (cat rig) set up on the start line below you when you're on a Hobie 20 (sloop). The Hobie 20 has better daggerboards, and a more powerful rig, but the 17 will drive you up to where your jib
is backwinding when they're sailing they're normal course. It's even worse when you have an 18 square to leeward.
Main operates in the header from the jib
. If you set up the jib to point as high as a cat rig the main will be essentially providing no forward drive.