Wonderful helm feel, easily driven, and responsive on all points of sail and wind speeds. I can feel it and the SR21 I had and a friends J92 to this date are my best personal examples of excellent overall design emerging as good to excellent on the water. I am past 60 and pure reaching speed doesn't interest me as much anymore. Overall sailing capabilities, Hell Yes :-) the art of excellence I really apprecitate. My hunch is this new BP28 is going to live right in the magic sweet spots I enjoy most.