They offer more space inside, can go in shallower waters and are ideal for families or groups of friends wanting a good time during their sailing vacation.
Sailing a cat, however, is different from a monohull and that is why the American Sailing Association encourages sailors to get familiar with them before they go out and charter one.
Charter companies do also feel more confident in renting out these very expensive yachts to sailors who can document their proficiency in handling these large sailboats.
The last few years, we have used cats a lot during our flotillas in the Med and, although we prefer the heeling feeling of a monohull, we like the comfort, stability and space of multihulls as well.
Therefore, Covid permitting, we are offering a one-week ASA 104/114 cruising class on a Lagoon 42 in Tortola, BVI, in cooperation withSea Safaris Sailing School, the leading ASA school in the Chicago and Milwaukee area.
The cost per person is $2,495.00/PP. This includes the ASA study books, provisioning, instruction, testing and certification as well as final refueling.
Provisioning includes all meals on board and beverages, except for alcohol.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed outside of instruction and study times and are for the students’ individual accounts.