We are the original owners of the Lancer 30, Hull #1, built in 1977 by Willard Boatworks, San Francisco for Lancer Yachts. Lancer then went into production and built the rest of the boats themselves. C and C did a nice job on the design and our boat sails very well. We also have a massive sail inventory and and know when to reef. We've extensively upgraded our boat from the original...everything from rigging to repowering from a saildrive to a diesel, some out of necessity (it broke), some to be more practical (i didn't like having a hole in the bottom of the boat for the saildrive). We've sailed from the Sacramento Delta to Puerto Vallarta over the years. Take your time and do your research...it will serve you well. Good luck and happy sailing...