Originally Posted by Jerry Woodward
I would have loved to charter
a cat but it didn't make sense for two people. However, after leaving a Leopard
in my wake on a close reach to St Barths, I am re-thinking my original affinity toward cats.
I'll give you credit, you were doing the better job at sailing, but I'll suggest it had nothing to do with either boat.
A cat with only a luffing head
sail out, and a mono with both sails
up. I have to assume the cat was motoring also as I don't believe it could have been moving at all with that sail trim. I will suggest that you pull a little harder on the main halyard
next time, your luff was too sloppy. Also, why did you have the headsail reefed with only 16kts of wind
? Too much heel?