No, we were blessed to be day hopping along in Hawks Channel from Biscaine Bay to KW so perfect for a screaming reach with relatively flat water. We saw 12.4, and regiilarly 11.6 but average was really 9-10: two 50mile days with 0900 start and anchored by cocktail hr. I was intimidated by her speed, to be honest, because we had five kids
aboard, and they loved to scramble. Standard jib
was adequate, not much feel, but very nice Under Otto. We never really got the hang of maneuvering in tight spaces, but I'm more used to monos. Anchored it was an amazing platform for water sports and we liked the Davit system.
Two families loved all the different areas and didn't conflict because you could always find space for yourself. That was a very pleasant discovery!
Upwind we were sailing fat angles in 16-20with two reefs
, avg maybe 7.2 over ground but ?3.5 made good? We ended up motor
sailing to anchorage that day. The reeefing system was good, but I always tried to set the reef before we set out, so I only ever shook out a reef underway; I didn't set one because we were overpowered.
Brand new sails, bottom was sparkling clean. I have a feeling it would be a poor performer in light winds, but it was some of the most enjoyable sailing I've ever done,l. The other family
we sailed with ended up selling their powerboat and buying
a sailing catamaran
based on that week!