We just completed our fist long trip, Dana Pont to Santa Barbara. Did it in two legs. Friday afternoon Dana Point to San Pedro and Saturday San Pedro to Santa Barbara, 121 miles total. A little rough on the first leg heading into about 15 to 20 and a 4 foot 9 second swell. We made a decision to burn diesel rather than daylight on both legs and pushed a little harder than usual. First leg averaged 7.62 knts and 1.18 miles/gal, second leg 8.08 knts and 1.2 miles/gal. Burned more fuel than expected. But i guess that is what you get when you are over hull speed. Everything went well, on the first leg got a little water on the forward bunk from all the water on deck and a hatch that could use some sealing. Santa Barbara is the new home for Fleur De Lys for the next 2 years. Looking forwrad to exploring the islands and doing some surfing and diving.