There are more than a few folks who started off in C29s and then moved up, but still wax affectionately of the good ol' boat
. And now can I just toot my own boat's horn? With a little more tweeking, fairly new full-battened main and a good 130 genoa
, this afternoon we were doing around 4.9 knots to windward in 10 knots of wind
on two different tacks. I thought that was pretty respectable for an old, tender
, long keel
, CCA boat! I know in 15-20 she'll do a whit over 6 knots to windward, but that's as much as I have gotten so far, probably because of the chop smacking us. 7.5 knots on a close or beam reach is the max for her so far, 7 is pretty common. I've done a steady 6 on a beam reach with only the working jib
up one breezy (20-25 kt) day. I'll keep working on it!