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It sounds unlikely. The 350, while big and fat, has proven to be surprisingly fast. I think I read that Catalina was shocked with how fast it was. It would say that rigging-wise, they should be similiar, so speed will likely come down to waterline lenght. Now fin keel, traditionaly mainsail 309 vs. wing keel roller furling main 350 would be a different story.
The 309 is a great boat though, and I'd encourage anyone interested in something that size to consider it. It's amazing how roomy and well set-up it is, both inside and out. Just a pretty boat. We would have considered it, but I'm really tall, and we wouldn't have been able to fit a high-enough bimini under the boom.