2 weeks ago I went down south to Bavaria for a meeting with 1. my client 2. our Expo-professional. After very hard and tirering 4 hours we (my client and I) decided that the Expo-guy should take us out on the Lake, because I knew he had bought himself a "Schärenkreuzer" (a typical crusing type of boat used in Shkandinavia mainly between all those Bays they have).
A great day we had - esspecially because we beat all those plastic-boats easily - and we only had 2-3 Bft. But those boats with their long overhang fore and aft and that big fore-sail we didn't have any problems to make 4kn.
Do you guys have that kind of boats over there too? I mean - they are not for going out in bad weather, but for sailing/cruising on Lakes they are great.