Ahoy! I bought a Contessa 26' last week and wow! I'm in love. I had one small (big) surprise though.... she has a broken rudder! Anyway, I am planning on posting this problem in a more approapriate location on the site.
Very cool to have some people that are into sailing/cruising. I am in South Western British ColumbiaCanada (Kamloops BC) and have a MacGregor 24 swing keel, and now the Countess.