Re: Tartan 27 or Tartan 30
Not sure how far along you are on choosing one boat over another...
but since I have a friend that has owned both the S&S Tartan 30 and a S&S Yankee 30, it might be worth noting that he liked them both as offshore boats -- both for racing and cruising.
They have quite a bit in common - general look, seaworthiness, and design. You might want to consider both rather than only the Tartan.