Lifting keel is working properly. Best thing is that it does not move while sailing. (it had a bit, but we fixed it)
You should just be carefull not to lift it when there is some choppy sea. As it is lifted thanks to a big purchase and the mainsail winch, you just need to swet a bit to get it to the top.
So far, performances has been good. Of course you need to pay attention to the weight you carry around (as for every boat). It is all about knowing what you really need and where you want the weight to be.
After our navigation from Gibraltar to Canarias, we'll be able to estimate better how we get to actually live on board at sea, as so far we only did small jumps from one or two days max.
A French Magazine came onboard to try the boat, although you need to subscribe to read it. And it is in French.