honestly they started to get pushed around a bit on the mexico races when there were varying conditions (less downwind work) in the 90's by the 50 foot IMS pigs. we did a cabo race on a very heavy Andrews 56 and didnt come far from on elapsed time with Victoria who was first to finish, with much more in terms of creature comforts. design progress happens as it always does. we actually beat Victoria on elapsed time in the N2E, they started 20 min ahead and iirc we finished 12 min behind. that being said horses for courses right? in these days and times, i think i'd buy a J/125 and go play with a much cheaper slip rental, much cheaper operating cost, and much cheaper sail wardrobe. they are both pretty spartan so that would be my choice.