As an aside, Rawson 32 pilothouses are awfully popular in the PNW. I've only seen one, ever down here and it did look like a stout, comfy boat, but...slo-o-o-ow?
I wouldn't argue with that! I wouldn't ever consider any sort of a bouy race as the tacking performance is pretty dismal, but improves significantly with the addition of diesel. I didn't consider a less than $40k pilot house thread would include racing, but hey why not? In Seward the Island Packet crowd was talking about starting their own racing class... pretty funny.You see what you want to see.
Rawson 30's are a special kind of slow. I remember racing against them back in the early '60's.