You would never be abeam the wind because at the speeds of a boat like this the apparent wind will move forward as your speed through the water. Boats like this can sail almost as fast as the wind or faster. This is common to all fast multihulls and some of the fastest monohulls. So you would have 2 sails both working effectively in clear air. The concept would not work on a boat that was slower.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Last edited by mitiempo; 01-14-2010 at 10:02 PM.