I have to agree with Captain Force - her sailing abilities are exactly mediocre. But then, she's not a racing boat. She's a big, fat, comfortable, live-aboard cruiser that weighs in at 27,000 lbs. Just about the time everybody else is taking a tuck in their sails, we're putting ours up. We've sailed her in 40k wind with every stitch up. (Really did, it kind of snuck up on us.) And she sails very close to 'on her lines' (albeit, not close to the wind) so you don't spill your rum.
If you want to race, she's not for you. If you're in a hurry, she's not for you. But if you're cruising, what's your hurry? You're out there to see the sights. Relax, put your feet up, let the autohelm do the work. We have always used the bra method of sailing; hoist 'em up and keep 'em from floppin'.
Ours is 35 years old and she's got another 35 years left if the next owner takes care of her like we have. (Check it out if you're in the market: The Frugal Mariner: Kanau for Sale