Seawind 1000XL2

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Great visibility for the helmer, with twin wheels a big plus

John Curnow
sail-world.com  
Reviewed Nov 2016
As founder and creator, Richard Ward’s intention to have Seawind cats actually go sailing is also clear. From the twin helms and all lines running back to jammers just near them both, along with the single-point reefing system and self-tacking jib, this is an easy craft to get associated with. Just on that last point, if you intend to cover some distance then the optional screacher (furling gennaker) would seem a virtual must-have, for the craft could easily handle more grunt once the sheets get eased. Similarly, if you intend to head downhill a lot, then tick the box for the asymmetric spinnaker. If you already know how to use one you will just smile each time it comes out of the locker and if you do not yet posses these skills then take the time to master them, for the XL2, like all cruising cats, does flounder somewhat when you head deeper than say 140°. After all, doing a miserly three and a half knots is very un-cat like...
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