Well, I raced the Hobie i12S. I was assigned a Portsmouth rating of 104. Normally I am at least mid fleet with my Laser or Sunfish unless I break boat parts or make some major mistake. I finished DeadFreakinLast with the Hobie i12S in every race. It would of taking a rating above 200 to 275 to get me to mid fleet results. This was in light air, with an occasional medium air gust, the windward leg was particularly painful, if it would not have been shifty, and I tacked on the lifts, I would have done far worse. After a minute or two in each race, clear air was not a problem!! I purposely started and promptly DNF'd the race before lunch or I would have starved. I tried not to pedal at all, but occasionally did to get through a tack. Competitors waited for me longer than they raced!!
My Set Up: Standard fins, sailing rudder, mast was raked front with moderately tight, full length, side shrouds. The fins were down going up wind, I would raise them off the wind (with the pedals, I did not pull them out), the kayak was very stable.
The sailing ability was about what I expected, I love my i12S, it has many more strengths than weaknesses. I took the sail out, grabbed some food and drink, and pedaled around the lake after the races, that is its forte'.