Everyone here is right. We have a 30' US Yachts, and she points like a champ. She gybes and tacks on a dime. Sails like a dream! All rigging and sails are tuned perfectly. However, the only time old girl will not point is at anchor.
Due to her hull design, and the fact we have no bowsprit or anchor roller (we bought an anchor roller, and despite careful measuring, it won't fit right), the anchor is off to the side. So she is a squirrelly girl at anchor (but we do use a kellet, just in case!) Once you get the new main up, and everything tuned right in the rigging, you will notice a huge difference in her pointing when sailing. Also, you might want to make sure she is sitting right and add ballast where needed. (We had to add some lead after Wu-Wei got a new engine, as it made a difference.) Good luck and happy sailing! Pearsons are good boats!
US 30' Wu-Wei