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Hi I am looking into the Tiki 30 and am keen to know how it performs to windward as measured by say the degrees covered in a tack and if there is much pounding into the platform if sailing into a big chop.
I look forward to some comments
Marty tells it true! :~) Long ago, on the Wooden Boat Forum, a fellow named Ian, who sailed catboats and schooners of the single hull style, described the "arc" to weather. Marty describes it above as "climbing to windward." That's how sailors do it! ;~)
The foresail can contribute mightily to the windward progression; if there are adjustable sheet leads in place to trim or ease the foresail in harmony with the mainsail, the boat will move faster! You have to know how your sails are using the wind, and the ability to change their shape if they are not. If there are telltales on both the main and foresail, and you use them, the boat will move faster! The wind is invisible to the lubberly kind, but not to a sailor!
Perhaps this doesn't apply to this discussion since that was about a mono-hull and we"re talking about multihulls here but that discussion was very enlightening. At some lever a boat's a boat.