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Why does Tanzer 22 turn faster than Morgan 22?

We were very surprised to find how much differently our friends Tanzer 22 turns compared with our Morgan 22 which is rated equally for racing, being similar displacement, rig size etc. Their boat is very light and nimble, especially tacking, while our Morgan is quite staid through the turns but fast once she gets going. What makes such a difference between the two boats, given the same helmsperson? Could it be a difference in the rudder? Theirs is more of a foil design while ours is the original Morgan pop up type. I know there are super duper rudder designs out there but would be disinclined to cough up $800 unless I see a huge difference.

But right now, I am helming an SUV and my friends have a sports car and it is driving me crazy!

Any thoughts?
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