Talk about powering through some water! The Nacra 20 does it real well, try 21.3 knots and still tuning up! Considering it took about 6 months to get the Vipers up to their current highly tuned state, I can only imagine the learning curve with the 20. Wicked, totally!
I liked Marcel’s comment last Saturday “so now you’re sailing a real boat” he he… after the F16’s, the 20 is a LOT of boat, but certainly hides its size with some pretty amazing performance!
It’s a big, long boat that devours sloppy waves with consummate ease! The more breeze, the more sloppy the chop appears to be the better. Sailing over the top of the Chek Jawa mudbank, we have a strong outgoing tide creates quite a few ‘speed bumps’. I’ve noticed that the extra waterline length makes a huge difference in this sortof condition. The 20 doesn’t stop and if you lift the windward hull, you won’t really notice that you’ve sailed right through a wave – quite NICE actually!