I will put up pictures and videos as soon as I have time and better internet connection. So busy having fun sailing right now, and rooming rates too high to go through 3G-networks with that kind of stuff. And marina wi-fi sucks as usual.
Some more sailing facts.
We did some dead downwind 30 NM runs with pooled out genua in 18-25 knots of wind and short baltic waves of appr 1 m. Typical speeds 9-11,5 knots.
At 70 TWA and wind speed 16-24 knots, two reefs in main we had continious speeds of 9-10,5 knots and finger tip control at very high heeling angles. Wife even fell at sleep on the wide side decks in a comfort seat (check these seats out, they are gorgeus).
And a 20 NM run at 120 TWA with wind 20-30 knots, very small waves (off shore conditions). First full main and genoa and then 1 reef in, speed once again with finger tip steering between 9-12 knots.
In light wind 60 degrees TWA, wind strenght 11-15 knots, we made 7,5-8 knots steadily for 30 NM.
Lucky guy, having fun while I am still at home....but not for long
These seems great numbers even if when I tested the boat I recall having made 7.7/8K with 60º of apparent wind with only 8/10k of true wind.
Regarding downwind sailing I am pretty sure the boat can go faster with more wind....the question that with time I hope you are going to answer is how much wind does it need to go at 13/15K (maybe 25/35K).
While waiting for your movies I will post one that will give you satisfaction, the movie of an Opium 39 that just finish to win the first leg of the Transquadra (solo) crewed by a 54 year's old sailor.
Dailymotion - Eric crie et chante sur son bateau ! - une vidÃ©o Sports & Extreme
All the way he put up a big fight with an younger guy on a A 35:
Dailymotion - T'as le look Coco !! - une vidÃ©o Sports & Extreme
The guy from the Opium was too modest, he only have said that he had put the "charbon", meaning full speed, but the guy from the A35 said he had come as fast as he could and that he had surfed at 20.5K.
Of course these boats are as light as they can be and your's is heavy with all the cruising equipment and that makes a difference in what regards planing.