I am looking at upgrading my boat from a Magpie 34 (similar to an S & S 34) to a larger and more comfortable boat in the 38 to 40 ft range. I have looked at a Farr 11.6 and also Beneteau 375. We mainly race, but are also looking to do some cruising. Has anybody got experience on the relative sailing performance of these 2 boats? The Beneteau looks to be maybe the better cruising boat but it is heavier than the Farr and I am wondering how they compare especially in lighter airs. Our present boat is very good in heavy weather, especially to windward in rough water but very slow to tack and generally not competitive in light airs. I would like a better all round performer when racing.