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Pearson 323: A good choice for the Chesapeake Bay?

I'm considering a Pearson 323 for sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.

She is very well equipped and maintained, but I wonder about her suitability for the light airs we have in the summer. At 12,000 pounds, she is heavier than a lot of boats in this size range. Is she likely to be in the middle of the pack in terms of speed or toward the rear? I don't plan to race her, but also don't want to have to motor constantly in light air.

Any thoughts, especially from owners, would be much appreciated.
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