Looking to buy my first touring kayak. I will be in lakes and rivers and intend to use this kayak for the MR340 (340 mile canoe and kayak race)not looking to win the race just complete it. I am 6' and 200lbs but intend to get down some, anyway I have paddled rec kayaks but want to move up. I plan on trying out plenty of kayaks but looking for suggestions. Stability first but I will need something that is atleast ok in the speed department. Long post....sorry. Thanks!