Greg Bate has now launched his F-82R in Australia and writes:
After a lay off getting my boat completed,' Winged Warrior' has finally hit the water and she is a joy to sail and very fast. I was a bit concerned that she may have been a bit heavy as in the early days of construction my fibreglassing skills were not great though they rapidly improved. She points and accelerates well and on the first sail we achieved 13 knots to windward and 16 off the wind. She seems to be much more stable at rest than the Trailertri 720.
Yesterday we hit 19+ knots in 20-22 knots of breeze with reefed main and last week 16 knots in 15 knots breeze with full main and no 1 headsail.
Regards, Greg Bate