i own a 1977 Paceship 23 yacht. it is a fin keel, masthead sloop rigged boat. it is a boat that sails well. it sails even better when the family is not aboard. if you are a wahoo rail to the water sailer then you will love the py 23. she is safe, forgiving, and easy to handle. if the wind is below 10-12 knots stay home as this 1/4 tonner needs wind to sail. in the last two years there was only once that i realy thought about dumping the main. i am glad i didn''t because that''s when i learned that this boat would take care of me. i just bought a columbia 26, and after sailing it home i decided to not to sale the paceship. not just yet anyway. i''ll keep it for the serious sailing.