Another interesting point on that interview regards motion sickness and how it affects different sailors. On the 2th video the owner of the cat says that he would consider as ideal boat a trimaran
, joking he talks about a 90fter, but more seriously he talks as the reason for that choice a more kindly sea motion, more the kind of the one of a monohull.
From what he says, and because he talks of seasikness, we can understand that he gets seasick and he is more affected by the jerkier and faster movements of a cat than by the bigger and slower movements of a monohull and that's why he says he would prefer a trimaran
that he claims is, in what regards that, more similar to a monohull.
I have some doubts about that and probably it will depend greatly on the trimaran design. Probably true in what regards the fast ones that are designed to sail with one ama out of the water
Regarding to be affected more for a type of movement or another (deeper motion but slower, short motion but faster one) I have read about many people that are more affected by one or another. Known also people that is more touched by one or other.
Regarding that my personal experience is, like in what regards cat sailing almost nonexistent, since I do not get seasick but knowledge regarding that is far from limited to personal experience. I have sailed with many people that get seasick and I have read even more regarding people that get seasick.
Myy wife can get seasick but after some days on the boat the seasickness regarding the slow but big movement induced by big waves (mostly on Atlantic) goes way and she does not get seasick anymore but regarding going upwind fast on nasty conditions on the med (fast, small but jerkier movement) she never really gets used to it and the best she can get is a mild discomfort, not really deep seasickness.
Sometimes I have just to reduce speed for her to feel better. Normally less 1k upwind will do the trick on those conditions even if I hate to do that.
Another interesting interview from the guys of the Amel (Delos) to the guy with the Barramundi 470, the one that they beat upwind. That Barramundi has a very nice interior
and is really a very nice cat:
Pity this is not the main trend of cruising cats, but cats like the Lagoon
or the Fountain Pajot. If it was it would probably be possible to get one of these babies not by a fortune, even if always for a lot more than a similarly sized monohull. Beautiful boat too, a thing most cats are not to my eyes.