Basics of cat sailing - points of sail, sheet and traveller settings

This should be useful for anyone who needs a better understanding of how to sail. We'll look at: points of sail mainsheet position traveller position how to use telltales downwind sailing angles (no spinnaker) The Hobie 16 revolutionized multihull sailing. The Hobie 16 was unleashed on the Southern California beach scene in 1970 and sailing was instantly transformed. The beach-launched Hobie 16 brought the sport to legions of speed-loving sailors. The catamaran’s lightweight, asymmetrical fiberglass hulls provide lift and its dual-trapeze rig lets you and your crew member harness its sheer power. Now, 45 years and over 100,000 boats later, the Hobie 16 occupies a coveted spot in the Sailboat Hall of Fame and consistently delivers big-grin sailing and world-class racing. Fly a hull and you’ll understand the global obsession! Since the late eighties, Wildwind has gained a reputation as one of the best sailing holiday companies in the world. Our flagship centre in Vassiliki, Greece, has been running since 1987 and runs strong on the extremely high number of repeat visitors who come back year after year. Since 2014, Wildwind also offers sailing holidays in Mont Choisy, on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, offering sailing holidays all year round. Our fleet includes everything from simple beginner boats (such as Laser Bugs and RS Quba’s), right through to extreme performance equipment: 49er, RS 800, SB3, Tornado, F18 Hobie Tigers and pretty much everything in between. Whatever your skill level or sailing ambition, we’ll always have the right equipment for you. Wildwind is an RYA recognised centre but, unlike many sailing holiday centres, we offer the entire range of dinghy and multihull courses at no extra charge. When you arrive, just let us know that you are keen. Our instructors are a standard above everyone else: most have a serious racing pedigree and some have even won national championships. You can join in special training weeks at the beginning of the season with Olympic coaches. Ask anyone in the sailing business where they would like to go on a beach based sailing holiday and you'll find that Wildwind's name comes up over and over again. Ways to support the channel - https://www.patreon.com/joseph_bennett Online Store for t-shirts and hoodies - https://totaljoyrider.com If you need any biking or general outdoor clothing check out this website for the best prices, let them know I sent you so that I get an extra gherkin on my burger! https://www.sportpursuit.com/join/totaljoyrider #joyridertv #catsailing https://www.amazon.com/shop/josephbennett #catsailing #joyridertv

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This should be useful for anyone who needs a better understanding of how to sail. We'll look at: points of sail mainsheet position traveller position how to use telltales downwind sailing angles (no spinnaker) The Hobie 16 revolutionized multihull sailing. The Hobie 16 was unleashed on the Southern California beach scene in 1970 and sailing was instantly transformed. The beach-launched Hobie 16 brought the sport to legions of speed-loving sailors. The catamaran’s lightweight, asymmetrical fiberglass hulls provide lift and its dual-trapeze rig lets you and your crew member harness its sheer power. Now, 45 years and over 100,000 boats later, the Hobie 16 occupies a coveted spot in the Sailboat Hall of Fame and consistently delivers big-grin sailing and world-class racing. Fly a hull and you’ll understand the global obsession! Since the late eighties, Wildwind has gained a reputation as one of the best sailing holiday companies in the world. Our flagship centre in Vassiliki, Greece, has been running since 1987 and runs strong on the extremely high number of repeat visitors who come back year after year. Since 2014, Wildwind also offers sailing holidays in Mont Choisy, on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, offering sailing holidays all year round. Our fleet includes everything from simple beginner boats (such as Laser Bugs and RS Quba’s), right through to extreme performance equipment: 49er, RS 800, SB3, Tornado, F18 Hobie Tigers and pretty much everything in between. Whatever your skill level or sailing ambition, we’ll always have the right equipment for you. Wildwind is an RYA recognised centre but, unlike many sailing holiday centres, we offer the entire range of dinghy and multihull courses at no extra charge. When you arrive, just let us know that you are keen. Our instructors are a standard above everyone else: most have a serious racing pedigree and some have even won national championships. You can join in special training weeks at the beginning of the season with Olympic coaches. Ask anyone in the sailing business where they would like to go on a beach based sailing holiday and you'll find that Wildwind's name comes up over and over again. Ways to support the channel - https://www.patreon.com/joseph_bennett Online Store for t-shirts and hoodies - https://totaljoyrider.com If you need any biking or general outdoor clothing check out this website for the best prices, let them know I sent you so that I get an extra gherkin on my burger! https://www.sportpursuit.com/join/totaljoyrider #joyridertv #catsailing https://www.amazon.com/shop/josephbennett #catsailing #joyridertv

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Mark Kurtis
Mark Kurtis - 2 years ago
Hi. Just a perspective from a long time monohull guy with a first cat (Hobie 16). It would appear that the extra speed of the cat, keeps the apparent wind so far forward, the proper sail trim is always tight! In shifty wind, this contributes to the high percentage of capsizes. If a newbie wants to spend more time sailing and less time swimming, what's your advice? (Asking for a friend.)
Anto Bon is
Anto Bon is - 2 years ago
Great video, keep up the good work !
S2_COOL
S2_COOL - 2 years ago
great info thanks!
dmSmoive
dmSmoive - 2 years ago
Nice one Joe!
François Cauneau
François Cauneau - 2 years ago
No Hobie was harmed during this footage...
Great !! and Thanks again, this is clear as crystal !!
emu2
emu2 - 2 years ago
Thanks for Uploading had to laugh to see your place without Wind.
Great Tutorial, big thumbs up
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
It's not windy all the time, that would be too much! We have the mornings off.
cryhavoc
cryhavoc - 2 years ago
brilliant for a new cat sailer
Steven Vachon
Steven Vachon - 2 years ago
While out in my 16 last weekend in light winds, 5-6 knots, I was getting the most speed during a close reach but on a beam and broad reach I just couldn't get going as fast. With the downhaul tightish, I played around with the travelers and sheets but just couldn't get as much speed as a in a close reach direction. In moderate winds, 10+knots, I have no problem getting the horses to gallop. Is this just an attribute of 16's or catamarans or sailboats without spinnakers in general?
Bla Bla
Bla Bla - 2 years ago
Are there minimum and maximum weight and height limits for a single handed Hobie 16?
Bla Bla
Bla Bla - 2 years ago
thanks
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
No limits. However, the shorter or lighter that you are we limit how fast the boat will go as the wind picks up. For a lighter sailor the top wind strength that you can manage will be lower. Here are some numbers that i've just made up:

100kg - 24knots
80kg - 20knots
60kg - 17knots

so in 24 knots of wind, fully depowered a 100kg sailor can still properly sail the 16.

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alexandr simeonov
alexandr simeonov - 2 years ago
Still waiting for a video like this with the cam attached to the mast top :)))
The Island Workshop
The Island Workshop - 2 years ago
another really helpful video, my old hobie is nearly ready and will be taking it out on the isle of wight solent hopefully next weekend. cant wait. bbq on the beach and hopefully some fast and probably very wet sailing.
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
Sounds good, I look forward to seeing pictures of the first launch!
J K
J K - 2 years ago
Thanks! I learn something from every one of your videos.
Steven Vachon
Steven Vachon - 2 years ago
Very informative video, clearing up grey areas with jib and main sail positions. Question...does the forward momentum of boat affect the bridal wire telltales (or wind vain) ?
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
Strictly speaking it would still be a beam reach but your sails would be set as if it were a close reach - most extreme example is when using a spinnaker in a strong wind - for the true wind you're on a broad reach but your main sail is sheeted in the same as for upwind!
I prefer bits of tape - cheaper! I'm used to them now and they give me all of the information i need, nothing against something like a Hawk wind indicator though - much more accurate - if you can see that far.
Steven Vachon
Steven Vachon - 2 years ago
Ah, makes sense, so starting a beam reach can becomes a close reach. So for maximum speed or efficiency the travellers should adjust accordingly if you want to remain on course. Is this what you meant when you said the travellers are the gears?
Also,do you prefer tell tails (lol, I ironically called them tales before, the should never tell tales:) to a wind vain ? Having some sort of wind direction device while shooting your videos would be great but the location could prove to be challenging .
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
When we are sailing, we are sailing using the apparent wind - this is the combination of the true wind and induced wind (forward momentum) so on the downwind course, as we go faster our induced wind increases meaning to keep the apparent wind at 90 degrees we must turn mor down wind.
I'll be making a video on this soon.
Jeff Jacobs
Jeff Jacobs - 2 years ago
do you have a review if different blocks? I hear your blocks ratchet? I'm new to sailing and I was looking for an upgrade on my hobie Wave blocks.
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
I haven't done a reply of blocks as we only use Harken and don't have any others. Having a ratchet certainly helps with the sheet load when it's getting windy. Not so important in the light winds as you want the sheet to go out easily.
C.Original. Legend
C.Original. Legend - 2 years ago
Hey man great vids....what's your opinion on the Halcat Catamaran
Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett - 2 years ago
i've looked at some pictures and it does look very similar to the Hobie 16.
I'm a massive Hobie fan so i'd say go Hobie every time if you can!

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