Just a few quips. I'm by no means an expert, and it's been a few years since I've been in an Albacore, and this is purely anecdotal. I sailed Albacores day in day out, 14 hours a day, for a summer through our Sea Cadet program out of Comox, BC. They were used as our trainers for the CYA White Sail levels, and possibly for the Bronze level as well...
I loved the boats! I never found them to be particularly tipsy - though granted this was when I was a teen, and neither I nor the crew were over 150 lbs. Though I saw plenty of capsizes, I didn't see anyone go over when trying to get off the docks, or even from a beach launch. Perhaps just compared to a Taser, nothing seems tender to me anymore
Nothing like getting wet a few times (in a safe situation of course) to learn the limits of your boat!
We also used them for island hopping - stuffed camping gear under the front deck, and would be off for the weekend.
These boats took a beating. I think there were 15 or so of them, sailed by teenagers with no respect for the boats. They were probably 20 years old when I sailed them. The number of times I saw a boat T-bone another one, plow over the race marks, or hit the dock with sails still up... I did manage to crack the hull while trying to dry roll her one day.
Yet they stood up through it all, and I learnt some very valuable fibreglassing skills from that summer.
Being a rather small woman, I'm not wild about single handing dinghies, but despite that, I could still right an Albacore on my own in moderate winds. If I recall, they're balanced so that the crew doesn't need to be the bigger person, which means taking newbs to sailing out relatively easy.
... just my .02$!