See my profile at captaina My yacht is blisteringly fast - probably the fastest of her size - 10 knots is normal. I will day sail, hopping from island to island to anchorage - exploring ashore, at anchor, barbecue, swimming - so if you want full-on days at sea, I am not for you. I can teach novices to sail. What is far more important to me is a positive, team-working attitude, a sense of humour, a sense of adventure... One of my crew last season has sailed on 100 yachts with 100 different skippers; he said that my yacht is the best-equipped he had ever been on, and that I was the best-equal skipper! So, I hope you will have confidence that this yacht is outstanding and that I know how to sail her!