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Too small for offshore?
It would of course take ages to go from Guernesey to La Rochelle at the 4 knots I''m lucky to average in a 23 footer - let alone 6 knots. But that was partly my point. If you sail small, then of course you sail slower. You might like that of course - frankly the difference is pretty meaningless seriously offshore, and I''m not into racing very much so I''m not sailing to go anywhere fast!
I do want to sell my Hushwing, because I do actually want a bigger boat. But the question was about what sort of sailing is safe in a smaller one. To me comfort is a really important safety question - a sick, cold, tired and hungry crew makes more mistakes.
Beyond that, if it''s what someone can afford, can sail and enjoys - good luck and fair winds to them.