Can anyone advise me about the typical speeds I should be achieving?
when sailing close hauled in a force 3 i am only getting around 4.5 to 5 knots.
at best i have 5.5 knots out of her in stronger winds.
should i expect more speed or is this typical?
The usual rule of thumb for maximum displacement boat speed is 1.2 times the square root of the waterline length in feet which gives 5.2 knots for a Sonata. You’d be doing well to hit your max displacement speed going upwind.
Be interesting to hear what others have clocked. Although I think paddle-wheel logs are not the most accurate of instruments anyway.