First post, hope it will help...
The Bahia sails
better than Polar, if you have good sails
We have a very nice inventory and with 23KT AWS we are doing 8/8.5 Kt boat speed for 35 to 40 AWA. (Verified with GPS)
I think best up wind VMG is around 35AWA.
I will make new polar with the Optima software
, after the next antifouling.
10kt motoring with 40hp engines @2400 rpm
(craftsman engine) and 3 blades flexofold propellers. 9KT@2200rpm, our cruising speed.
And with nice low wind sail like a screacher you will be surprised by the speed.
The Bahia is very good, in fact, better than expected.