"This boat is set up strictly for racing," said Holby. "The cruising amenities are there only to meet the IRC rule." That said, for around-the-cans-racing, there are a lot of features experienced teams will appreciate. "The boat has a good deck layout," added Holby, "with details like the jib in-haulers led to the companionway, the mainsheet led below decks, and the smooth, rounded forward hatch [for snag-free spinnaker takedowns]. This boat is responsive in light air and is nicely laid out for racing, making changing gears particularly easy with an electric hydraulic backstay [optional]. The designer and builder really have their act together on this one."