I am wanting to create a fast reaching cat for a speed week.
I have selected a Tiger Shark for it planing ability.
This is an 80s Ron Given 18 footer a lot like a big Paper Tiger.
Can you guys explain the drift to your awesome mast rake from the more upright settings when the class was born.
I am presuming the rake is why H16 are so fast on a reach and intend to exaderate the rake on the Tiger in a similar manner and replace the jib with an H16 fully battoned one.
Is it that simple...just heaps of rake or are there other things I have to do to compensate?
Any hints on how you guys handle the boats in high wind reaches would be appreciated.

Aslo, what have you done to regain the down wind losses you have from such a rake?