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Re: Sucks trying to nail down a boat.
Maybe a 1-off racing boat... (seeing as you are planning on racing)... Merit, Capri, Mirage 236, san jaun, siedelman, S2 7.9 grand slam, or perhaps a slightly faster cruiser, Hunter 26.5, Hunter 25.5, probably a dozen others that CAN be sailed to their rating, and single handed.
I'd be looking for a boat around $8000 or less. Because your first purchase will likely be sails. You are looking for a boat that you can single hand and sail to it's rating.. tall order.
Exactly what I've tried to do... then you just have to do it.
"Rum Line" an S2 7.9 - cheap, fast, trailerable, and paid for.