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Old 08-15-2010
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Nauticat may not be the bee's knees to weather, but it's a demon on a reach and decent sail area keeps it trucking downwind. It has a pretty good reputation that way.

None of the boats you list in your post are exactly rockets in their class. I would expect a 35-footer with good all-around sailing qualities to carry a PHRF of 160 or lower. That's for a coastal racer/cruiser with some offshore credentials. As you shift toward the all-weather HCs, expect to slow down a bit. Toward the Omegas, things get a little bit quicker. (Omega 36 = PHRF 117) Toward the Farrs ... the boat will probably make it home before you do. (Farr 36 ODR = PHRF 9.)
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