A few slips away from me was an ODAY 27. Granted not the BEST boat out there, but that person liked it, he was the 2nd owner, looked great, sailed reasonably well etc. No it is not a J boat for speed, but in reality, probably on par with a catilina or any other coastal cruiser. They do well here in the pugetsound, san juan islands etc in Northern Wash st and southern BC inland waterways. It would not be, nore was it my first choice for a sailboat when I bought a boat to get back into sailing for the first time in 20 yrs, but, if the price would have been right, spouse would have liked it, it would work, and work well for day sails, weekend etc.