But Jackett remained serene, continuing his remarks on the benefits, for performance cruising, of the yacht's twin forestays, the outer one sporting the aforementioned reacher, the inner one set up with a self-tacking jib. And the boat seemed almost to reflect his mood. The helm was balanced. I had complete control. In many contemporary cruising boats, with their fin keels and blade rudders, this is hardly a given, and round-ups do occur.