Monday 6 September 2021

Sailing Around Tahaa - in a Catamaran

With Covid limiting our ability to sail beyond French Polynesia, we have been taking the opportunity to expand our experience and learn about sailing in other boats.

Today was our chance to sail a 47 foot Catana, Domini, with our friends, Julian and Lyn.   

A Catana is unusual for a cruising catamaran in that it can sail into the wind and not just be blown downwind.  The addition of daggerboards and the relatively low boom, allowing for a large main sail, make this possible,

The challenge we set ourselves was to sail around Tahaa as fast as we could,  requiring us to sail all points of the wind.

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