No witnesses to any of this I see... It isn't my fault that you let a little 28' trimaran trounce you.
I can't motor at 15 knots in my boat, but then again, I didn't opt for the big honking 50 HP outboard either. I hate motoring, so why would I want a 50 HP. Generally, the only boat that catches us regularly, is my friend in his F31... We do have some friends up here in an older Gemini, but only the F31 crew races regularly.
Trimarans are of course unballasted (for which you get a point) mono's with training wheels. Having said that, I'll not race one again. I went tack on tack with a F28 last year going up the Magothy river, he was double handed and I was solo ing. He beat me because I missed a tack. Side by side he was slightly faster but could not point as high.
but any boat that motors at 15kts - is that really a sailboat ( okay, I'm officially jealous.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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