Formula 40 trimaran was created for the offshore F40
rule where they had to stay out offshore for longer
races. This version is set up specifically for short-handed
sailing. Vitually all operations, including reefing,
can be done without leaving the cockpit.
boat is astonishingly fast. The highest speed I have
had it up to was 25 knots on the gps, on a lake. I was
single handing and the sails were set badly. Someone
who knew how to sail could have done much better. And
notice the last picture below. Its doing about 12 knots-in
no wind; not even a wavelet is showing. This tri makes
folders seem like channel markers.
below it has a very snug double forward, as well as
a head space. Amidships is a galley and seating for
4. Another snug double could be added aft.
his own trimaran at 14 knots in light air!