Originally Posted by nalinjay1974
I don't have a background with Tris
I have sailed tris a little, mostly Fboats; stuff like C24, C27 and C31. Lots of fun and loved them, but I would up getting a Seawind
cat because it was much more suited to cruising.
I did have a long visit on an F36 and an interesting talk with the owner/builder. For a while it was the only boat I considered as an alternative to the Seawind
and what I considered its combination of comfort and speed.
But one thing the F36 owner said stuck in my mind. The Fboat is only able to go fast with a crew who knew how to sail and a skipper
who was capable.
I have no problem singlehanding
my Seawind, and just finished a four day passage
with a friend who lacked basic sailing skills.
Not saying tris are not a good choice for you, just that sailing a tri fast may mean you will have to get a good crew and perhaps upgrade your skill set.