Sailboat Speed Comparisons

Portsmouth Yardstick is a rating system so different boats can race and supposedly the best skipper will win. It's a good way to see how fast different boats go around a triangle course.
They've got hundreds of types listed and rated.
I've written up some observations illustrated with videos here

Ferrite9 years ago
I am surprised to see how much slower single hulls are than catamarans. I knew that catamarans were faster, but not that much faster.