"Here's a photo and study plan of the first Echo II
to be launched:
two weeks ago today in Tidewater, Virginia. Russ Brown's brother Steve was lead man
on the job in the Lombardi Yachts shop. They did a beautiful job. Owner is a very
experienced yachtsman, but this is his first multihull. Warm weather and light winds,
no more than 14 knots, made for two days of pleasant trial sails during which we could
effortlessly do well over 120% of wind speed with five people aboard."
Dick Newick, March 25, 2002