I've been going on and on about racing the last few weeks. I obsess, design t-shirts, write a playbook, and build spreadsheets to understand my position via PHRF. You'd think I'd gone all nutty about racing.
But when I think about my next boat, I still think big heavy Alberg-designed cruisers with a comfortable cabin and lots of teak. When I'm considering a Tartan, it's not the T10 racer, but an S&S designed Tartan 30 which, while fast, is more family oriented. And my favorite boat is still a Cape Dory like this 30 foot cutter:
Who knows what I'll end up with, quite possibly a T10 or Flying Tiger, but I'm betting it'll be something with a ridiculously heavy keel, a couple of reef points, a dodger, and PHRF rating up in the stratosphere. And I'll still race her.