Originally Posted by sailingdog
Valiente's suggestion is excellent, but may be a bit overkill.
I admitted as much. I was a far more radical sailor until I went club racing on newer boats and saw some of the compromises of weight and construction for the sake of speed.
That's fine for club racing, I suppose, inshore. But I aspire to passagemaking, and so will sacrifice speed and weight to beefy endurance.
Now, if I could afford a Saga 48 or a J/160, I could have the best of both worlds...but not likely in this lifetime.