Kul artikel av Ken Read i senaste Sailing World. Tesen är att avståndet mellan snabba enskrovsbåtar och flerskrov har minskat, och med tanke på hur många enskrovsseglare vi ser i M32 så verkar det stämma.
After sailing around the world twice, with the apparent wind always forward of 80 degrees, I was having a hard time imagining myself flying a symmetric spinnaker with the pole pulled back to the shroud. If I was to keep sailing at a high level in the new racing climate, I needed to replicate that high-speed experience, and after playing around on a Marstrom M-32 catamaran in Sweden last year I found my next boat.
I got one a few months later and convinced a bunch of friends that they’d be wise to jump on the bandwagon, too. We’ll have a fleet of five in Newport, R.I., this summer, and-with our kids, wives, friends, and everyone else we can accommodate – we’re going to have seriously fun beer can racing. We chose the M-32 over other options because of its simplicity: There’s only one mainsail and one Code Zero for downwind. It’s pretty hard to screw that up.