just tripped over this thread
chuckles, that was the most concise explanation of multi-hull tacking i've ever read.
i checked chapman's and annapolis book of seamanship, assuming it was just copied from one of these reputable publications. i must conclude you are the author of this step by step manual.
i read it aloud, exactly as written, including parenthetical pauses to get the full effect. it was almost as if i was there (painful as it would be).
may i suggest a copyright before some unscrupulous type tries to take this gem and make it his own...
i knew i had been missing something by sailing a mono, but now, i've had an epiphany, and know i must have a multi-hull now.
i was blind, but now i see...
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest,second is by imitation, which is easiest,third is by experience, which is the bitterest.
Sanctuary, Sabre 30 mkIII