Group Beneteau is currently in the midst of unveiling the five boats comprising its brand-new Excess line of cruising catamarans, ranging in length from around 37ft to 48ft. Photos courtesy of Excess/Christophe Launay. For a detailed review of the Excess 12 catamaran, CLICK HERE.
Ask Sail: How Far to Ease Out?
Q: When sailing dead downwind (assume 22 knots of wind), if the main is eased out to 90 degrees relative to the wind (perpendicular to the wind) are roughly the same forces applied to the sail as to the sail if it isn’t quite out all the way, say, 75 degrees to the wind? My ...read more