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Bi-plane rigs, like that on the tri-foiler, work fairly well, provided the hulls are far enough apart for the sails to not interfere with each other a majority of the time. On a high-speed boat, like the tri-foiler, which uses hydrofoils to lift the hulls and reduce water drag, the wind coming from abeam is not a real problem. However, on slower designs, it can be a serious issue and effectively cuts the sail area of the boat in half as the windward sail shadows the leeward one.
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