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Rod Lawson

Nathaniel, I am a very INEXPERIENCED sailor having bought my W32 just 2 years ago. It was the first boat I had ever sailed and have now only sailed 1500nm. Every person who has been on my W32 has commented on how well it sails. I regularly sail at 6.5knots and have had her up to 7.2knots. I know of another westsail currently sailing 120nm days crossing the pacific. In regard to pointing, she sails up to 30 degrees which I understand to be quite acceptable. I've sailed her for hours on end on 30-35 degrees using my ST60 instruments. The more I learn about sailing and sailors, the more I realise that people will go spend another $100,000.00 for a "fast" boat ie: a boat which will sail a knot faster than a westsail, but in reality if they spent $100 on a few sailing theory books they would get that extra knot they just paid $100,000.00 for. I consider myself very objective and researched thoroughly my boat options and I am still convinced I got the absolute best boat for the money for my purpose.
The only way to find out for sure is to take one for a sail.
Rod "El Viajero"
www.westsailor.com

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