Ah, memories of the old days.
In truth catamarans are not that fast - I have a range between 15 and 20 kts where it gets sweet, under 15 I'm running a 8knts or less just like you lead mines, over 15knts on anything but close haul and I can get up and go at 10+ knts. Over 20 and I have to reef. Keep in mind I reef for gusts, you reef for steady. Takes some of the stuffing out of my sails.
If I get my webcam working this weekend I'll make a couple of video's detailing the above procedures. Of course the Admiral won't wear her bikini anywhere near a webcam
so they will be short video's.
Meanwhile, see you saturday at 10 am. I believe we will be committee boat, or participating. Channel 68 monitored, somewhat