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We raced the NY 36 against a Schock 35 fairly often in club racing on the Chesapeake.
They are very similar hulls, both built by W.D. Schock. I'm not sure if the NY 36 was a derivative hull, or a tweak, or truly a different design. But the NY 36 had a much taller, fractional rig.
The Schock 35 was much lower rated than us (we were PHRF 114 at the time), but I seem to recall beating it routinely, as well as a bit of grousing about the disparate ratings.
How old are your sails? These boats generally need trim racing sails to do well. Old cruising sails, or even tired racing sails, would really give you a big hit.
You should be able to easily beat a J-30 boat for boat (in theory, the handicap rating should even that out so you'd be pretty close corrected).
I would recommend getting someone knowledgeable to come out and sail with you for a race or two. If new sails are possibly in the budget, a reputable sailmaker would be a good choice. The sailmaker could help you identify what the issues are and help prioritize which sails should be replaced.
Be forewarned, these boats carry large sail inventories in order to race competitively. Minimum 3 headsails, two spinnakers (preferably 3). It can add up.
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