I went sailing on Kerr Lake this past weekend on my friend's Slipper 17. I think it is made by Seward. It was a beautiful day and the boat is rigs to sail really well. It's got a huge rudder so it turns on a dime for easy tacking. It has a longish keel for good tracking and self steering and it has a drop down centerboard so it sails pretty close to the wind.
It's a lot of fun to sail bigger boats where you stay completely dry even when there are whitecaps on the water.