The carbon rig is something else. To win races, you need horsepower, pure and simple, and that requires a high Sail Area/Displacement ratio. Icon's SA/D is 33.25. Just for fun, consider that the venerable Cal 40, considered in its day to be a racing "machine," has a SA/D of 18.38, and many docile cruising boats have SA/Ds down around 16.5. Then consider that this SA/D is based upon a boat's I, J, E, and P measurements and no mainsail roach. There's main roach and then there's main roach, and Icon has about as much roach as you can physically put on a mainsail (the racing main overlaps the backstay by about 44 inches).