So, for the same wind conditions, same water, same day, same sailor,what would you say the speed difference is between the AI and the Getaway?
I have never sailed either of these but a crew of 2 on a beach cat like the Getaway should be able to easily beat the Island in a sail only race. The amount of sail area difference is hugh
That being said the Island will easily beat the Getaway in low wind if you employ either the pedals or a paddel
The Getaway should be dryer as well because it has a bigger free board.
I am probably going with the Island because it is easier to launch in remote places, it is car topable and I think it will be faster to set up and tear down than a beach cat. Additionally there are a lot of strong currents were I sail and I want to be able to muscel out of problems in low wind conditions.