Most of us have never sailed or cruised a modern trimaran. They aren’t all that common, in the first place, and they are a bit odd in the view of most monohull sailors. They used to be called sailboats with training wheels.
But step aboard a modern tri and take it for a whirl in a fair breeze and you will have you socks knocked off. Even the heaviest of modern tris will sail at speeds in the mid-teens and the more performance-oriented designs will get the speedo to the low 20s. Read More