Originally Posted by robelz
I don't like these boats that aren't really fast but optimized to be fast to their rating.
If you want to race, you certainly must look for the best performance/rating ratio.
But if you just like to sail fast outside of the racing context, you don't have to bother about this kind of compromises.
So I 'd also like a J if I were a pure racer, but I also think there are better designs for those who just only want to be fast.
Multihulls of course, unbeatable if you can live with the inevitably very restricted interior. Otherwise there are nowadays plenty of sufficiently comfortable monohull designs that also allow you to easily overtake most racers on the water. In a (fast) cruising point of view, without any formal racing and rating concerns.
So it's once again all about priorities, but as a (performance) cruiser: I fully agree, Robelz!