CATA­MA­RANS

SAIL - - Cruising Under Sail - THE COM­PLETE GUIDE FOR CRUIS­ING SAILORS By Gre­gor Tar­jan McGraw Hill, $39

Fancy the thought of cruis­ing around the world up­right on two hulls, but don’t know much about cata­ma­rans? This book is for you. Long­time mul­ti­hull bro­ker and dealer Gre­gor Tar­jan lives and breathes cats, and his decades of ex­pe­ri­ence are shared with read­ers through the pages of this, the third re­vi­sion of a book that first ap­peared in 2008.

Be­ing some­thing of a mul­ti­hull evan­ge­list, Tar­jan be­gins by enu­mer­at­ing the var­i­ous ad­van­tages of two hulls over one, then gets into the nitty-gritty of design char­ac­ter­is­tics and what sets the var­i­ous types of cata­ma­ran apart from one an­other. Con­struc­tion tech­niques, design quirks, sea­wor­thi­ness and much more are cov­ered, along with sail­ing tips and tech­niques for ev­ery­thing from light-air sail­ing to ocean storms.

A sec­tion at the back of the book de­tails a num­ber of con­tem­po­rary de­signs for com­par­a­tive pur­poses, a great aid to re­search for those con­tem­plat­ing a switch to two hulls. — Peter Nielsen

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