I've been considering purchase of a Wave to get myself back into recreational sailing. I'm new to cat sailing and the Wave looks about ideal for not only my lack of experience, but also limited storage space. However, since there isn't much for protected waters and sailing in a small, crowded harbor just isn't going to cut it, I'm looking for something that I can take out into the open ocean and along the shore, within a couple of miles or so.
Typical coastal conditions (Orange County, CA coast) are 10-15 knot wind with 2-3ft windchop across 3-4ft groundswell. Is the Wave able to sail through this type of swell without bogging down or should it be sailed primarily in protected waters?