Under way, the 320 Mark II is a nimble performer even with its shallow (4-foot, 4-inch) winged keel (a 6-foot 3-inch fin is also available). Leaving the dock, the helmsman demonstrated this by doing a donut in the relatively tight confines of the adjacent piers. I took the wheel as we motored toward Biscayne Bay, cruising at about 6.5 knots with the 27-horsepower Yanmar turning at 3,000 rpm. Maxed out (3,800 rpm), we pushed it to 7 knots.
Even in the hot Florida sun, I didn't break a sweat setting sails and trimming them home. Closehauled we made a little better than 5 knots over the ground (according to my Garmin Geko GPS) in about 12 knots of breeze, and the boat tacked through about 100 degrees. Later, off the wind on a beam reach, we managed to breeze along at just over 5 knots in about 7.5 knots of wind. Seated outboard, I was comfortable driving, and visibility was good for both telltales and traffic. Standing behind the wheel felt a little cramped and I might prefer to leave the removable transom seat off.