It all comes down to how you sail your catamaran
If you sail it like a bat out of hell, you may actually be able to flip it over.
If you let your autopilot
steer when you should be steering
by hand, you may flip it over.
If you sail in severe conditions when you should be towing a drogue
or lying to a parachute, you may flip it over.
During our circumnavigation
, there was never even one nanosecond when I worried about our cruising catamaran
flipping over. We sailed in a conservative manner logging our 150 miles of no bruising cruising each day.
When I do an inquest of flipped catamarans, the majority of the cases that I know about fall under the heading "pilot error."
of speed that you sail, and every square foot of canvas
that you have up increases the amount of kinetic energy that the catamaran must safely dissipate. If you control the energy, no problem. If the energy takes control of the boat, you are in trouble.
I don't see any mystery. I don't fear capsize
because of the way I sail. That's why I only average 150 miles a day offshore
. It's simply too much work and too much risk to sail closer to the edge. No rocket science here. It's all physics and a committment to sail in a way that makes capsize