Catamaran Sailing Tips
There are a few tips of sailing a Cat, which is slightly different than sailing a monohull:
Cats do not go upwind as well as monohulls. You won't get much closer than 45/50¾ to the wind, going upwind. However, going off the wind is what the cats are all about - you should sail at a speed of about 50% of the true wind.
There is no heeling to give a feel that the boat is over-canvassed.
Because a cat offers less resistance to the water, it takes more time to slow down than a monohull.
The main difference with a monohull is that a cat has two engines, one in each hull which makes maneuvering extremely easy.