Love the picture, all that's needed for the sale
, so why do the manufacturers have to throw some BS into the mix?
Deep down wind sailing is similar to a racing catamaran. Once again generate the apparent wind and dive off the wind. During sea-trials on a 20knot breeze day, we had the TAG 60 sailing at 18-24 knots at 150 degrees off the true wind with the apparent wind angle sitting at 40 degrees. Truly impressive.
Just not possible. At 20K true wind speed and 150 true wind direction the apparent wind is between 10K/86 degrees (18K boat speed) and 12K/56 degrees (24K boat speed). Do they just figure that someone spending this much money
doesn't have the brains to check? Are they really that desperate to try and show the boat can sail close to the apparent wind?