There are many, many trailerable sailboats out there and many are much less expensive than the 26. Try a swing keel Catalina 25. Just a look at the Mcgregor rig tells you instantly that this is not a good sailing boat. The rig is the size of most 20 footers. Racing is not the issue. Good sailing performance, particularly in light air is very important unless you really enjoy cranking on that 50 horsepower. There are even several trailable motorsailer out there that truly will sail. You need to decide how important it is to YOU to go faster than 7 knots under power.