Our French Cat, Ty Soizic (who names these things anyway), was the fastest, truest sailing cat I have had in many charters. I always do a cat on vacation because they are fun and comfortable for all. But this one could really sail too! She could point upwind easily 10 degrees higher than any other I’ve sailed and at any other point of sail than a close reach she ran away like a good girl at an all boys school party! Top speed down wind was 11.2 but she hung out around 9 in virtually any wind more than 10.