We have a BB42 and our rig is much the same as the 385 sport rig, ie the mast is stepped at the front of the saloon
roof with a large fully battened main. We also have the gennaker
(screecher) on a profurl furler
fitted in front of the standard genoa
The rig performs very well and is easy to handle short handed, although I have changed the mainsail
reefing to 2 lines per reef instead of the standard single
line to drastically reduce the friction in the system.
The genoa and gennaker are too close together to be able to use them together as a cutter rig, the genoa just flaps about. Also the gennaker is not designed to be used much above 55deg apparent wind
angle, it is more for off wind
sailing and it does perform very well in this role. We have used the rig as a twin headsail rig, poling the genoa out to windward with the gennaker set as normal, this works very well for downwind work and is very easy to handle if the wind picks up since both sails
can be reduced independently on their own furlers. Although the gennaker is for off wind use it is hardly any lighter cloth than the genoa so can be used in pretty strong winds. The foot is marked with 3 reef points so obviously the sailmaker
intended it to be used in stronger winds.
From what I have seen of the 385 I am sure the above comments apply equally to the 385 rigs.
Our 42 is very stable and feels very safe even when caught with far too much sail in strong winds. We have had full main and full gennaker up in 25 - 30 knts apparent and although you could easily tell she was overpressed with all that up she did not feel anywhere near being unsafe.