I can weigh in on this. I sail Wallula Gap and the Gorge on a H17Sport. But, my buddy Kam sails a 14 Turbo. A few years back we each bought Whirlwind Super Rs and LOVE them. We bought them off season and Chip (Whirlwind) threw in a set of battons for free (sweet). Both boats perform better on all points of wind. And while Kam can not quite keep up with me, he doesn't fall nearly as far behind as before and flys a hull in less wind. You might also want to consider 'bow planes' if you plan to drive the boat hard. They are expensive, but worth it.