Operating a Catamaran under sail and power

  • Instructor:
    Lisa & Andy Batchelor
  • Level:
    Beginning 101
  • Date:
    Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Time:
    8:15 - 9:45

Maybe you’ve decided to charter or purchase a catamaran, but aren’t sure how to actually operate one.  Whether you are transitioning from a monohull, experimenting with a bareboat catamaran charter,  or just beginning your sailing adventure on a catamaran –  this seminar is for you.


Lisa & Andy Batchelor, authors of ASA’s Cruising Catamarans Made Easy textbook,  detail how to operate a cruising catamaran under sail and under power.


You’ll learn how a catamaran’s structural features affect its stability, speed and maneuverability.   We’ll cover basic sail plans, sail controls, and techniques for effective performance on all points of sail, tacking and jibing, and Man Overboard recovery.

We’ll detail how to maneuver a twin-engine catamaran under power, and provide a series of progressive practice drills to get you comfortable.  You’ll learn techniques for mooring, anchoring, docking alongside and docking in a slip.

Make the most of your multihull experience by learning how to operate a catamaran safely and effectively.