For the Feeder Race, it's actually an IRC Swan 42. We've added a spinnaker pole, new symmetric and asymmetric kites, and a small prod. The IRC rating drops, approximately, from 1.171 to 1.159. But perhaps the biggest advantage is the ability to pole out the spinnaker and sail low downwind when the breeze is up. Our first real test of this configuration was the Storm Trysail Club's IRC East Coast Championships in Annapolis, Md., in late October. Though the fleet was small, we had exactly the benchmark we needed, Ken Colburn's Apparation, the reigning Swan 42 National Champion. The results were impressive. Provided the wind is in the double digits, we were able to sail the same speed and 5 to 15 degrees lower downwind. Upwind, with slightly reduced sail area, we were able to hold our own. We struggled in the distance race, but won all four buoy races, both across the line and on corrected time.