Yeah, and guess what lighter means?
You guessed it! Quicker and more agile. One of the most endearing features of the Cal 21 is that she'll get right up and going quickly, even in very light air. She carries a lot of sail for the size boat, coupled with an 1100 lb displacement, and you get the picture.
Only deficiency, imho, head-room or lack thereof.
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Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.