ASA and PSIA Instructor
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Its great you enjoy your boat, every boat has its something or more on which loyal owners hang their loyalty, but I think Jeff hits the nail on the head when he said Westsails are slow. To avoid just opinions, I offer the PHRF-NE ratings as follows:
C&C 32 159
WESTSAIl 32 222
The C&C 32 is considered more a cruising model than a racer, yet the same size Westsail gets over a minute a mile in rating.
While slow isn''t bad per se, it does often make difference between sailing somewhere and running the engine.
To paraphrase a fast ad "a little fast is a pre-requisite to (sailing) fun..."