I have had my 84 29 Mk II for 9 seasons. Like any well bred mount one has to learn how to race her. Choice of sails/reefs is vital; also fast shaking out of the reef. There is a narrow slot going to windward in a breeze, no more that 5 degrees either way. Find the slot and you will be early at the weather mark and with her fast off/down wind speed and you are in contention.