They handle quite well. As an S2 7.9 owner, my only concern about the 8.0 would be the sail drive propulsion - especially as it relates to salt water imersion
02-27-2012 10:22 PM
First Sailboat - S2 8.0C
My husband and I are buying our first sailboat and we were drawn to the 8.0C. I haven't seen much about handling. We'll be doing just bay sailing/cruising and weekend tie ups. No ocean sailing for us....at least not yet.