Every year, it seems, there's one boat in the fleet that does OK during the judges' dockside inspections, but absolutely knocks their socks off once they hoist sail and take it for a spin. In 2015, that boat was an import from Croatia: the Salona 33. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about it was that the sail tests were conducted in light airs hovering around 6 knots. "Some of the other boats came off looking very lackluster in that breeze, but the Salona really lit up even in that," said Murphy. "So many builders talk about 'performance'; it's a word that just rolls off their tongue. But these guys are living it. You can't get in-mast furling, it's only offered with a traditional mainsail. There are options but there's a maximum displacement figure they won't go over. Hats off to them for sticking to their guns."