I'm interested in what folks say to as I have available to me a boat with a similar underwater profile, a Bristol 32.
As far as I can tell even the back and fill maneuver may not work reliably if you have even 10 knots of breeze.
I have frankly just been very conservative in my driving this boat.
I'll share some ideas that may or may not be valid.
One of my problems is that I mostly have to dock by myself so it makes my ability to experiment even less comfortable.
Going backwards even at a good clip may not work that well since it is a barn door rudder and the forces on the rudder get very high very quickly. It is important that the wheel does not jump out of your hand. If it does then it locks against the stops.
But even locked against the stops with the boat in reverse I have had the boat go the opposite direction to which you would expect because the wind on the bow overcame any effect of the rudder.
In forward the pivot point is somewhere aft of the mast.
In reverse the pivot point is probably way back about under your feet.
So far as I don't consider myself an expert with this boat but I really watch the wind.
The minute you go in reverse I think you can expect the wind to carry the bow no matter what you do with the engine or wheel.
If that is what you want great if not I don't even try.
I had marginal success with back and fill. Again the wind would control the bow a lot more effectively than anything I could do with power.
I'm in an area of 2+ knot currents also.
I have yet to figure out what wins when the current and wind are opposed.
If the wind and current are both against you I'm pretty sure the motor will not help you at all.
Don't ask how I know this?
Last year I drove a Bene 32s5. That boat I could drive as well backwards as forwards.
The Bristol with the cutaway fore foot and barn door rudder seems to have almost no directional stability in reverse.
My ambition is to really understand the forces so that with a given wind and current I can predict what it will do.
It is not magic obviously it is just physics but the behavior is amplified because the pivot point moves back so far.
So far I pretty much assume it will do the opposite of what I want and that has been pretty consistently accurate.
Seriously I think I might get it eventually, I'm getting better but I'm afraid that the answer will be that there are some maneuvers that just are not going to happen.
As a point of reference I attached a picture of the Allmond 30 which so far I'm thinking is a little more controllable in reverse but not as much as the fin keel balanced rudder designs.