If there’s one thing wrong with all too many sailors—sailing journalists, in particular—it’s that we often get to be way too serious about our sailing. Granted, there’s a good deal to be serious about, and if you aren’t careful you can get hurt and/or cause a fair bit of damage aboard even the most benign-looking little sloop pretty darn quick. Nonetheless, sailing is supposed to be fun—isn’t that why we do it?—and nothing says fun like a beach cat, whether it’s goofing around between races at an international regatta or piling a crowd of friends and family aboard a 16-footer. (Who says you can’t overload a multihull and still have fun?) Thank goodness summer is just around the corner! Is there anything out there to make a body feel young again like the wind, waves and two skinny little hulls? Not that we can think of!
MHS Summer 2017