Aboard Atlantic 57 Nogal, maiden voyage from Valdivia, Chile
"The first night out we did have a bumpy ride with winds gusting up to 40 knots aft the beam with a rather confused sea. We reefed right down, three reefs in the main and using the staysail and it wasn't bad at all.
I used to have a Fontaine Pajot and Nogal was just a Rolls Royce ride compared with that.
I think Nogal is a fantastic cruising cat. Fast and very easy to handle. We hit 18 knots a couple of times on the second night before Ron asked me to slow her down.
She felt completely in control, tracking like she was on rails.
I am sure you are very proud of the A57 and quite rightly."
Bob Goodchild, Surveyor April 2009