As I was deciding on the J111, I also looked at other boats such as the Archambault 35, C&C115, even a Summit 35. By the time you get it similarly configured (e.g., carbon mast), there wasn't appreciable difference.The only real problem with the J111 is it's cost. Over 300K (249 not including equip/electronics/sails/tax). I can think of other ways to spend 300K and do some fast racing.
So what other ways would you spend $300K other than a used boat?