Hi, I'm a newbie to this and all online forums and to sailing as well. I've been sailing a Sunfish for a couple of years. Love it! Anyway, I'm considering a DC-15 and was wondering if anyone has had experience sailing one. The sail area to weight ratio seems to indicate it should be fast..but how stable? It appears that this boat was made in two styles: one with molded in seating area (shadow model) and one with just gunwhale seating like a vanguard 15. I didn't see any hiking straps either? I know Howmar has been out of business for quite awhile as well. Plan on sailing with my young sons 22 and 24 and sometimes with my wife (age 57) mostly in the lower James River in Virginia.. Can the mainsail be reefed? Any experiences especially regarding capsize/recovery would be appreciated.