buying boat for PHRF racing
It''s a small world. I raced with Peter Geis on NevrEnuf, his orange Kirby 25 probably a year or so before you. I sailed with Peter the first year that he had the Kirby to try to help him transition from Anthem, his heavier weight offshore cruiser/racer into the proper method of sailing lighter boats and also bring him up to speed on sailing fractional rigged boats. He and John owned three Kirby 25''s between them; Firefly, NevrEnuf, and the blue one. My boat was white with blue and red cove stripes and was called Miss B. Havn when I owned her and was later called Marylyn. She''s up for sail and can probably be bought for something in the $5K range with a trailer and a big sail inventory. She was rigged for a masthead asymetrical.
Good luck and best wishes for a happy New Years to you.