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.