Re: A blue water sailer that can go in light winds
Originally Posted by PCP
If you don't know how to sail you cannot move a sailboat but the difference between an old Alberg full keeler and a modern fast cruiser in light winds is HUGE
, providing people know how to sail.
Just to give you an example and comparing an Alberg 30 with an Elan 31 sailing with 8K wind, the Elan is about 2 times faster
More precisely, considering true wind:
at 40º the Alberg is making 3.1K
; the Elan is making 5.2K
at 60º the Alberg is makig 3.2K
; the Elan is making 6.5K
at 90º the Alberg is makig 3.0K
; the Elan is making 6.7k
at 130º the Alberg is makig 2.7K
; the Elan is making 6.5k
The Elan is a good cruising boat with a great interior and a very good stability. If we compare the Alberg 30 with an offshore cruiser more race oriented like the A31, those differences would be bigger.
I don't know where these polars came from or who was at the wheel or what sail configuration was used but I can tell you my A35 (very similar to the A30 in design) goes a hell of a lot faster than 3 knots with 8 knots of wind on a beam reach. With 160 genny and full main, I am doing closer to 6 knots, still relatively slow when compared to modern hull designs but not THAT slow.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.