Originally Posted by PCP
The chance of winning club regattas has more to do how the boat can sail to its rating than with the absolute performance of the boat. To know about that you will not find it through the boat rating but in what regards the number of races the boat is winning. In that respect is to early to know how the 36p will perform but the idea I have is that the Elan, even if a great performance cruising boat and a fast boat, is not specially good in what regards sailing to its ratio.
It is more probable that the same rating to win the one with more length, or equal length which is less rating? For example the J/122 and J/111 have almost the same rating. I can not imagine that the J/111 will win the J/122 corrected time under any conditions.