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Racing Sails Vs. Cruising Sails???

Looking to get some advice on the differences between racing sails vs cruising sails. I know with cars and I am assuming that with boats its the same, you can't increase the performance without a negative impact somewhere else. Usually more performance means lower life or more difficult to use. So when looking at sails and seeing a performance cruising dacron sail vs a kevlar race sail, what other than money is the difference? Kevlar will have less give and be stiffer so it would react quicker to wind, thus faster acceleration, but would it be more difficult to sail? Is sail trim that much more important?

S/V Cuajota - 1975 WD Schock Santana 30

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