Anyone with opinions on the sailing characteristics of a Bruce Roberts
There is one for sale
near me and I am tempted by it, but I have absolutely no idea how it sails
. My boat needs to be ocean worthy but still able to short tack through some narrow passages in the archipelago where I live (Stockholm/Sweden). I can live with loosing speed compared to modern designs, but I want to be able to move in light wind
and chase puffs of wind
to press on through those narrow sounds, albeit slowly. It is also very important for me to be able to beat into rough conditions so I need a boat with a good "bite" closehauled in a blow.