by Peter Johnstone, Posted July 30, 2014By their nature, larger catamarans are exceptionally safe offshore. It is not unusual to sail through mildly uncomfortable conditions, such as a gale, only to arrive in port and hear sailors on keelboats talk of “surviving” horrendous weather. A large modern catamaran has plenty of buoyancy and exceptional roll inertia.
by Cindy Wallach, Posted April 21, 2014Just Say No to “Nautical” And other interior design tricks to transform your multihull into a more livable space.
by SAIL Editors, Posted August 18, 2014Each fall, many East Coast sailors make the pilgrimage south to warmer waters along one of two well-known paths: offshore direct to the islands, or inshore via the Intracoastal Waterway.
by Robert F. Burgess, Posted June 19, 2014In the Florida Panhandle, Robert Burgess and his friend Doug decided to try a tricky weekend sail into a part of St. Andrew Bay, near Panama City, where sailboats never go.
by Gordon Moon, Posted April 29, 2014They arrive around mid-morning. A solitary motorboat cruises in, then two, then a dozen. Soon there is a steady line approaching over the horizon. They anchor stern-to along the beach, rafted up three, four and five rows deep. Soon the music starts, a jumble of competing rhythms.
by Andrew Burton, Posted March 12, 2014Modern cruising catamarans make it easy to head off into the wild blue...