Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2010, 07:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Africa
Boat: Wildcat 35
Posts: 6
Wink Catamaran Storm Condition Handling

New to the forum. Please pardon if this has been discussed in much detail. Have a 35 ft Wildcat catamaran and would like to know what the best options are to secure the boat in winds 50knots and up in open sea conditions. Used to sailing SA coast but have been fortunate to avoid extreme situations but would like to be prepared. From previous postings it seems there are contradicting opinions:
a)bow to wind with sea anchor(s) or drogue
b) stern to wind with sea anchor(s) or drogue
c) minute storm sail and 35degree to the wind.
Any Wildcat owners with an opinion or experience of these situations?
RSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2010, 13:34   #2
Senior Cruiser
FSMike's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bahamas/Florida
Boat: Solaris Sunstar 36' catamaran
Posts: 2,684
Images: 5
I'm not familiar with Wildcats but as general principle I would only use a sea anchor off the bow and only use a drogue off the stern.
Sail Fast Live Slow
FSMike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Sea Anchor, Storm Tri-Sail, Storm Jib Gailwind Classifieds Archive 15 24-10-2010 06:24
Storm Boards for a Catamaran Talbot Multihull Sailboats 22 26-08-2010 01:32
Weather Handling davegnvl Seamanship & Boat Handling 12 30-08-2009 01:27
Storm Jib, Exc Condition Greg S Classifieds Archive 1 13-09-2007 14:11

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:29.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.