Lots of very good information on this boat for you at this link: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1327983
The good the bad and the ugly about the Vela. Strongly recommend your reading through this particular thread -
The boat has some strong points and some short comings - good to know both - and how to fix the problems
There have been more than 30,000 viewing and more than 400 posts for you. RCGroups.com has a much more active sailboat forum
than this one.