"Presto," to a musician, means quick. Commodore Monroe felt the term applied to his sharpie, and it applies to this one as well. On a gusty Annapolis afternoon, sailing on a beam reach, the Presto raced along, heeling hard in the puffs without getting too gnarly on the helm. The boat I tested had the high-performance rig featuring a square-top main and mizzen and wishbone booms. Phil Garland of Hall Spars (the co-owner of this first hull with Rodger Martin) will race the boat P.H.R.F. on Narragansett Bay. On the beat back to Annapolis for a strut in front of the sailboat show, the Presto showed itself to be weatherly as well.