I'll take a "slow" boat with a good skipper over a "fast" boat with a newbie or a fool at the helm any day.
I've been on a CSY44 that just plain smoked a J105 in 20 kt wind. Big fun, big fun indeed.
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs