Re: Comparing boats
Ratings do vary regionally, but generally if you find a listing it will be for a particular region.. Using that database as a comparison will be valid enough. But there's lots of boats that 'rate' the same but don't necessarily perform similarly on the course - plenty of variables there.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)