As boats are donated, I’m often curious to compare them by the numbers against boats that I’ve sailed before. If you’re one of those people who likes to dig into this kind of stuff, here are a couple of good resources for the numbers.
One place that makes it really easy to compare one boat against another is Tom Dove’s Sail Calculator: I like this one because it’s simple, no ads or other stuff to sort through. It also includes some numbers like Capsize Ratio and Motion Comfort ratings:
Tom Dove’s Sail Calculator
Here’s another that that a larger database and may have links to other related boat owner forums and reviews.
Finally, If you want to know what all those numbers mean : ), Ted Brewer’s design site gives good descriptions of each of the terms used.
Ted Brewer Yacht Design