Yup, genoa's don't work well with the wind
at or behind the beam. Cruiser's who are shy about spinnakers (and the like) should talk to a good sailmaker
about a desireable headsail for light off-the-wind work. Amazing things can be done.
No modern boat is happy with the apparent wind
at 130. Try to believe that sailing higher will get you there faster and more comfortably. In the tropics there's an added benefit to sailing higher: more apparent breeze thru the cockpit
Oh, and one more thing, sailing high across the wind
, even though one seems to be heading in the wrong
direction some of the time it does allow the clever tactician to choose a course that may encounter more wind later...like an evening shore breeze...or a friendly squall. DDW folks are stuck with what they have or what may eventually overrun them.
[Wing-on-wing DDW fans please ignore.]