Very qualified though. The Fisherman article was a test sail in either – YM, PBO or ST. It was clocking 10 kt under sail in a blow, (to the surprise of the journalist), so planing/surfing down waves, but exceeding hull speed in any event. I seem to recall that the owner was also a racing yachtsman who used the FF for family sailing. The underwater profile is rounder and flatter than a normal displacement motor sailor, so I suppose there is less grip on the water.
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