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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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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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