Rusty, I agree that it's best to have boats with more similar ratings. When we only have a class of 2 boats, though, that's just as un-fun. Getting 2nd place doesn't develop any meaning as to whether or not you're improving as a sailor. It's a tough set of requ6and goals to balance. I do want boats to focus more on teaching new sailors on Wednesdays than on winning, but I understand the thrill of competition and want to jeep it fun for the "serious racers" as well.
Is the answer to add even more classes? We don't want to spread the fleet too thin, and we don't want too big a spread in ratings.