When sailing upwind one needs to trim forward to keep the narrow bow as deep as practical with the leeward aft chine on a W17 exiting the water close to the transom.
Trimaran sailing techniques. Weta Trimaran Sailing Tips and Techniques - Part One. On all types of yacht the traveller mainsheet outhaul halyard and the Cunningham can be used to control the sail and the information from the. For larger trimarans Id recommend to use a system recommended by trimaran pioneer Jim Brown and that employs a fairly large swiveling snatch block shackled to the bow of each ama.
Bruno had previously worked with multihull maven Nigel Irens. The bridle then passes through that block and back to a large solidly mounted cleat on the foredeck. First and foremost for a trimaran its important to never sail the boat on three hulls.
You are almost as good upwind as a monohull have more waterline length so your Froude numbers are higher and you will naturally go faster. Richmond California Parts 2-5 will cover rigging and tuning medium air heavy air racing techniques. If you are interested in speed in most sailing conditions trimarans are a better answer than the other two above.
Some pointers on how to make your Weta fly in light air by Jonathan Weston. Sail away from the safe harbor. Having appreciated Irenss design of Tony Bullimores then newly launched trimaran Apricot he decided to do a smaller 40ft version based around the Formula 40 Class that was popular.
Filmed with GoPro Black 3 Superview. This is a short film that we shot at. When sailed very light a few trimarans with high amas high dihedral for the aka beams can actually be balanced just on the central hull with the amas clear of the water.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didnt do than by the ones you did do. Some pointers on how to make your Weta fly in light air by Jonathan Weston. When launched in 2016 the Morelli and Melvin-designed Rapido 60 quickly established this brand as a new breed of.