This past winter while sailing in the Sir Francis Drake Channel in the British Virgin Islands I noticed a peculiar catamaran heading in our direction. A two-masted catamaran. Have you seen a boat like this? Does it have a name? How often do you see a sailboat and realize that it has a different sail plan or configuration and most likely has a different name? This guide to sailboats should help you identify the types of sailboats you might encounter while on your cruising adventures.