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Re: C&C 29 MK2 vs C&C 30 MK2

All see and C&C general are accused of being tender boats.
It does not require any earlier reefing than say a Catalina, Hunter

Every boat has different quirks, just because you reef to keep it on its feet doesn’t mean it’s not as quick, etc. In fact you have to figure that out for your boat. For example many 35 ft boats start reefing 15-18 knots steady. Haleakula a “tender” 35 MKIII k/c C&C we just drop our centerboard and can wait till 20/21 knots befo wwe reef. That’s with a 135 jib. A 155 jib we reef a little earlier,.

One thing you’ll notice also about C&C in general is their tight steering and responsiveness. Sailing one is like rack and pinion in a sports car. It’s not sluggish at all. I personally like that feel. It really makes you feel in control. C&C also generally sail very close to the wind compared to many boats due to their design, rudder shape, and inboard jib tracks. Often we can point higher than most comparable boats. You’ll never finish last in a race and depending on your sailing abilities/ crew you usually be in the top of the group.

They are also comfortable for cruising, where many racers are spartan below, and the settees, v are like camping as opposed from comfort.

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