You're right, she has no keel; but I managed to reach all corners of the pond. This was good enough for me. I had to use fore sail and main sail as well as the leeboards to keep here on course or turn through the wind, quite a challenge. Capsizing has never been a real problem, ease of the sheets did the trick.
As soon as my Celia Jane goes on the water, also without a keel, I'll see how she is doing. The test in the bathtub showed she can handle enough inclination, after I put some lead in the hull.