You can’t beat the 17 for making the crew feel secure. I just stopped sailing cats last year, and during my last season my new (non-boating) wife came down to watch and was invited out on the rescue boat. A storm blew out of nowhere and we had about an hour of 35 knots, which made for a very busy rescue boat. The boat driver frightened her so badly that I can’t get her onto any motor boat smaller than about 50 foot. I bought the WR17 last year and now she comes out with me anytime, last time 25 knots with jib furled and main reefed she just sat snug as a bug behind her windshield laughing about the spray. Love that WR17.”
Paul M., Australia
Here are a few of the reasons why I like the WindRider in my rental fleet. 1) People are intrigued by the design and want to try something different. 2) Stability. 3) Ease of sailing. 4) No need to jump from side to side when you tack or jibe. 5) Comfortable seats and hand free sailing. 6) Will not tip over. 7) Indestructible. 8) Great for first time sailers. 9) After the rental the response is "great boat" 10) I love to sail it myself."