I too am the proud owner of a 12m venturi Rise, am about 199 1/2lbs and I think as soon as it starts to cap’n good, you can ride the 12…about 16 knots.
I haven’t found the upper end yet, but it easily will take you up to the upper 20’s with gi-normus amounts of gut wrenching power, scarey hang time and smooth forgiving glide. Its a very special size, fast turning but with the massive grunt of the big sizes.
You are in for a treat!:D
That is a fantastic photo of the spit Mossman,
really puts the angle of the wind flow into perspective, and now I can fully realize why you guys have a rescue service on hand…gnarely! :twisted: