Lightning vs. Scot
This is an interesting topic that doesn't seem to have been addressed in the Forum for a long time; Lightnings have about a two and a half point advantage over the Scot in the Portsmouth ratings. If you've sailed around Lightnings in situations which have allowed you to make comparisons, what are your impressions? In my own limited experience, I haven't been able to point with them or stay with them upwind in a fresh breeze. I haven't raced my old Scot, which has used but no too bad sails, except on the most limited local level and so I really don't know how fast or slow it is, but on reaches and runs it seems to keep up with the average Lightning okay.