[quote=sandy daugherty;273835]"This is not to say that catamarans are easier to sail than other sailboat designs. Pilots often have to lean out of the opposite hull
in order to counterbalance the boat during a turn. Catamarans have a tendency to capsize
if the sails
are not reversed in time. Pilots cannot always follow a straight course while steering
catamarans -- a series of zig-zags may be required."
I'm glad to find out that the man who wrote the article was a writer rather than a sailor.
I have not used any of his recommended techniques in the last 30,000 miles of sailing. I guess I have been living closer to the edge than I imagined.