Our course had us circumnavigating one of the countless rocky islands for which Down East Maine is known, and after numerous, effortless tacks, it was time to ease the sheets and bear off. Finally. The boat leveled out. The rain hit me on the back of my jacket instead of on the side of my face, but otherwise, everything else-speed and comfort-stayed the same. Except now the crew had to actually manually ease the sails. Oh, the horror. My only regret was that we didn't set the big asymmetric cruising spinnaker. Under sail, the boat was efficient, quick, and responsive, while also being stable, sea kindly, and genuinely fun to sail-an excellent combination. Under power, the boat's 75-horsepower Yanmar was pleasantly quiet, predictable, and effortlessly pushed the boat to hull speed.