Hi all, first post on forums
. Some quite personal questions that I'd love to hear your views on. I've done a lot of dinghy
sailing and some yacht crewing
(monohull) but not for years and now I have the opportunity to have frequent use of a lagoon 380
for me and my family
(3 small kids). Day trips at first building to overnighters and then cruising over next 3-5yrs
1. I have knee problems. Slopes, angles and carrying heavy loads hurt as I'm missing some cartilage. One advantage I perceive in Cats is that i expect not to be standing on a slope all day. But will it also be bumpier than a monohull
meaning that knees become shock absorbers? I had to give up windsurfing for this reason
2. I have alarming middle aged spread (weight gain) not helped by having to give up sports that use knees heavily. Does sailing a cat like a lagoon
feel like exercise? The kind that helps stay in shape?
3. Training. I'd like to do the RYA day skipper
and build from there to yachtmaster. I could pay more to have an instructor come to my boat
, or do it much cheaper on a monohull
, if my knees could take it. Is it better to be trained on the cat from a 'relevance of training' perspective, or is everything I'd learn on the monohull instantly tranferrable and also comprehensive for cats?
Many thanks in advance!!