Sailing off Timaru (South Island of New Zealand). Over 15 knots was achieved, with winds of 15 to 17 knots, and Chris reports that this was with 12 people aboard, plus a sea anchor with very heavy rode, 250 litres diesel, 600 litres water, and a few days provisions.
Having the mast fitted
Cockpit starboard side - halyards are led under bridgedeck to winch at left
Cockpit port side with Hiscock family
The view aft
Foredeck area - note the self-tacking jib
Bows and retractable bow pole
The optional retractable daggerboard rudder with double link gudgeon system - rudder can be
very deep for the best control and handling, but also retracted for shallow water sailing. The latest
and simpler F-33 style daggerboard rudder will also soon be available for use on the F-41.