I haven't done much racing as of yet but I would like to get into it. Mostly thistles and similar boats seem to race where I sail, also lasers or catamarans.
I sail in sail in Sandusky ohio on lake eire in the Sandusky bay. Wind is usually 5-15 kts.
If i were to have any accommodations on my boat it would be simply "camp style" i.e. weekends. It is more important for the boat to be challenging and fast than to have cruising accommodations of any sort.
One boat I have seen that I really like the style of is the i500.