The Cal 25's user-friendly deck layout helps keep old goats in the class and allows new sailors to hop aboard at an early age, which makes it the perfect family racer. "There's a father-son dynamic on a lot of the boats," says Conway, who got his start in the class crewing for his father and Irland. "Pete [Irland] sails with his son, Kevin. I'm racing with Mark DenUyl, who owns [Rose Alee] with his father and Don Dupuie. You've got [Clytie skipper] Dale Marshall, who races with his son, Nathan, you've got the Shumakers on Pirogue—I guess that's what makes the class interesting. The boat that's winning right now [Paul Nuechterlein's Never Alone] has a 12-year-old boy aboard. That's fantastic to see, because that's what I was a couple of years ago."