My son Rohan knows Riley well - they've raced each other in Catamaran heaven of Hervey Bay Queensland just a year ago!!! Ro hasn't sailed his C boarder since April, and has been spending time on a 49er, ILCA 7 and various yachts ... and is off to university this weekend so won't be flying any hulls or foiling for a bit ...Hi Riley!
Nice to have you aboard. Yes with a light crew anything is probably possible as that was what the boat was originally designed for, no question it can certainly can surprise you at times performance wise. At those wind speeds given our crew weight, wave and tidal conditions in our area we arnt going to get there. We use the Vakaros Atlas 2 fixed to the front crossbar when we sail and find a difference of 1 - 1.5 knts at times between the GoPro and the Atlas (the latter being more conservative and likely more accurate given its higher sampling rate). No matter getting up into the higher teens in those conditions is impressive @Stanno's lads and Martin and his son might be able to give you an idea of their performance numbers in those conditions.
We sail only on the FCS foils these days so Martin and @Stanno's guys can probably give you solid information with regard to the difference between sailing on the FCS Foils and the C Foils
Sounds like you have an exciting season ahead of you, good luck ... keep the videos coming and post a few here now and then so we can see how you are making out
Good luck Riley - hope those WA foils stay in one piece, unlike RO's!!