We recently did a 800 mile crossing in a rally with 3 cat's and 6 mono's. Had winds over 30 knots for most of the time.
Fact is, NOBODY was comfortable. The mono sailors were constantly wet, we had heaps of noise
. Off watch we'd put earplugs in to sleep. The mono guys started running out of dry clothing
, bedding was wet etc. One mono sailor had a bruise from his backside to his ankle. My wife broke a fingernail.
Interestingly, NONE of the mono's skipper's wives made the crossing, all preferring to fly in. 2 of the 3 cats were crewed by couples.
2 of the cats arrived at Huon reef a day before the mono's and the other cat. So for that night we were MUCH more comfortable.