So I have a 112E (upgraded from a 99 last year) and I spend a lot of time on course with 109s and 111s. From what I have seen - a well sailed 111 is very hard to beat on correction, mainly because in medium to light air they get up and go a little faster. Once the breeze gets about 12-15 we start to even out pretty quickly. Same thing with the 109 - they are slippery in light so we can beat them, but we are a 57 and they are a 75-76 so that 18-19 seconds is a challenge in light air on a shorter course (4 -6 miles). My view on the 112 is an amazing boat, super fun to sail, but the extra weight makes it tough until its breeze on. Right at the 12-15 area we start going upwind at 7 knots and we are very competitive. Downwind we seem to match speed in bigger breeze with the 111, unless they start planing. But Im going crusing in my 112 with my wife in two weeks, and I would MUCH rather do that in a 112 than a 111 or a 109!