"Got" the 57 which is actually the 55 with an extension of the bow. It is being fabricated at the moment in Chile
, with Alwoplast, hoping to take deliveru in november 08.
I sailed a whole day in relatively bad weather
(a cold front passing in the bahama´s) with Chris White together on his own 55. The cockpit
in front got a bit wet when sailing close hauled, otherwise not at all.
The beautiful thing was to step back into the pilothouse and steer from there (of course here we introduce another disadvantage, being not close to the sheets
, so you have to make sure to have your sails
We (of course my wife loved it too) found the cockpit
in front in combination with the inside steering
one of the best design inventions we have seen on a cat (and we hated the Catana
setup with both steering
stations on the hull).