The aft portion of the cockpit seats are easily-removable lockers which open the cockpit up into an efficient T-shape providing ample crew space for racing maneuvers, a feature Beneteau first developed on the 40.7. There are also practical molded-in footrests for the helmsman as well as up foreward for foredeck crew. The teak rails on the sheer provide for firm footing when working to leeward but are an uncomfortable obstruction for hiking outboard. With a little ingenuity and a wood plane, they could be shaved down should the more serious racer desire. Speaking of the serious racer, if you do want to get a little more agressive, then youll spend a little more cash. According to Beneteau, the full tilt racing model with a deeper keel--7.2 foot draft versus 5.9 foot--a three-spreader, aluminum, Sparcraft rig, Navtec rod rigging, Tuff Luff headstay system, spinnaker gear with a carbon fiber pole, and a fresh suit of racing sails will set you back an additional 30 thousand. Thats not bad for this level of performance and comfort.