Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
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I've raced them on both coasts, and it's definitely more work in the chop, current, and wind of San Francisco Bay, and the competition is fierce in both places.
But to me the physical discomfort is more than offset by the beautiful sailing characteristics, they are just a joy to sail, especially upwind. So the boat is double-beautiful. And really, I don't recall it being all that bad, though I was younger then.
Most one-design boats don't have lifelines. Although most do have seats....;-)