Photo Gallery - Assembly, Launch & Sea Trials
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Spitfire was assembled at the Fremantle Sailing Club on the 16th & 17th January 2002.
Spitfire 12's "first kiss" with the water happened 17th January 2002, at Fremantle's Sailing Club.
Spitfire had some success on her first trip. Despite the light winds (only 8-10 knots) and 700kg of crew and equipment, Spitfire achieved enough speed to foil 2 or 3 times, starting to 'take-off' at about 10.2 knots, and reaching a maximum speed of 12.7 knots.
In Spitfire's second outing, it foiled consistently - reaching 25 knots in just 14 knots of wind. During its third outing, it reached 30 knots in 18-25 knots of wind (Click to read the story).