Hi Jim: Thanks for your question. Bicycle type arrangements have indeed been fitted to a couple of the larger 105ft-130ft trimarans, as some of the maneuvers on these boats are very difficult singlehanded. I believe Alex Thomson did experiment on one of his older, very powerful boats but it didn’t work out. These boats are heeled over at 20-25deg a lot of the time, there is not much space in the cockpit and weight is very important. So practical and priority reasons really as to why we don’t have those set ups.

Question submitted by Jim, Floral Park USA