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  1. The Nacra 500 is by far the best starter cat in terms of simplicity, ease of use and performance. It is much easier to sail and way easier to right that a Hobie 16. Slightly better performance too. The only downside is finding one on the used market. The only reason to buy a Hobie 16 is for one-design racing.
  2. The boat looks amazing. It appears to foil better than anything else, including the AC72's Now we need to see some foiling gybes.
  3. If you reduce drag by foiling than you'll go deeper. There is no trade-off. If you're increasing drag as you go faster (which is what happens if you're not foiling) then you'll have to maintain your angle to generate enough power to keep your speed up. Because foiling reduces drag at high speeds, the foiling boat will have the potential to go deeper and faster. That doesn't mean it will win, as there are many other factors involved, but it is a huge advantage.
  4. you mean that kind where you can take the sails down without a crane? Good one. A rotating mast with a fully battened square top sail is still the best sail plan for anyone living in the real world.
  5. I want one of those!