RE: race sails test
Yes indeed, one has got to read between the lines, at best.
If you compare the tests on PlancheMag and Wind Magazine, you see that they even gave reverse judgements on some issues. One could say that tastes may differ, or that at least one mag out of the two is untrue.
Anyhow, I am perfectly happy with my TR-3s. And, by the way: how is it possible that a race sail with 9 (nine) battens, 8 (eight) of which tubes, does not get top ratings in "stability"? I think the TR-3 could be sailed even with zero downhaul tension. I sailed my 7.0 in gusts that would have made happy any freestyler on a 5.0, and it just gave plenty of power...