The Open 5.70 and San Francisco Bay are a match made in heaven. The 5.70's feisty but forgiving design and sturdy build are perfectly suited for the Bay's moderate to heavy breezes and challenging sea states. 40% of the boat's entire weight is a bulb set nearly six feet deep. This gives it outstanding stability and pointing without sacrificing its light, responsive feel. Downwind, the boat planes easily in moderate breeze and will go 15-plus knots when it's really blowing. The boat accelerates beautifully, planes high and stable, and the keel literally sings. The kite is a nice manageable size. The cockpit is big and clean. Average strength and agility are sufficient for boathandling. There really is no better way to go bomb around on the Bay!

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