I like it! I could even sell my wife on the cockpit, if only the interior wasn't so austere..... looks like a retractable sprit is an option?
Hei Faster, with this one you would be the Fastest
About the Sprit, the place for it is there so I am sure you can mount one. This boat (the one you see on the photos) is maximized for IRC.
If you want one maximized for Ocean racing (I am sure this one is going to be one of the Favorites on the next Transquadra) Kleber will mount a bulb on that keel and a long sprit, for maximizing righting moment and downwind speed ride.