So, since some of you are around already (welcome to all :-) let's start with a great video, a recent one, that shows how seaworthy a Benetau Figaro II can be, if sailed expertly, even if pushed over the reasonable for the conditions:
Just some days ago Nicolas Lunven and Eric Péron had a filming section scheduled for February 28 and even with 50 to 60K winds and Storm Andrea on the way they decided to keep the appointment. Very impressive images of this duo that is training for the next Transat, the AG2R. They said that besides having an appointment to make a movie they wanted to test the boat in extreme conditions to see if everything worked fine. The only thing that broke was the VHF antenna support. a stronger one will be fitted.
It seems to me these two are ready for the Transat :-)