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Den nya "Scandinavian Cruiser" flyter och är provseglad i Kina av snubben som hittat på det hela. Här är hans egen rapport om båten: "Dear All. I have now been sailing the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 for two warm and sunny days with light wind of 5-10 knots in Xiamen, China. The water and air temperature was around 25C (80F). I wish sailing could be like this every day! (Välkommen till Sverige med din Scandinavian Cruiser så blir det andra bullar - reds anmärkning.) So how does she sail? In many ways she feels like a big dinghy, with fast acceleration in a puff, turns on a dime, etc, but in other ways she is like a keel boat, with good forgiving stability from the deep bulb keel. You benefit from hiking, but you do not need to! The modern keel and rudder makes her fast - no doubt about it. I sailed upwind next to a J80, pointing 5 degrees higher and going much faster. I started 100 meters behind the J80, and was 100 meters ahead to windward in no time. In all fairness, in light wind, the J80 could not reach hull speed, but the SC 20 did easily. On a reach with the asymmetrical spinnaker she is also fast. You can see that in the pictures.  She is also very easy to jibe by just one person. The high boom helps a lot. Easy to tack and jibe without getting hit by a boom.  We have not tried her in strong wind yet. This is something to look forward to. Being two people on board when the wind picks up will be a big help. Using the trapeze will also be fun. We are still working on minor improvements, and next week the first boat is going to Germany for the Dusseldorf Boat Show starting on January 23, 2010. Best regards, Nis Peter Lorentzen - Founder Scandinavian Cruisers."

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