We are refering to a specific Class 40. Custom build, Owen Clarke design
Just checked Facebook, boat has been sold
Early design before the class went low freeboards, so better suited for what you want. Most early C 40 designs should suit you, the...
You really need to sail on a 40 first. Being longer, it will be a bit faster. But all those boats are wide & flat hull shapes & will suffer (lots of wetted surface) in light air. You might want to look at "Dragon" a first gen hull that's in top nick, and a bit skinnier in general