I found most of the way too heavy for a kite. Prolly averaging 18 kts apparent, ie well over 20 knots true and I think thats too much for a scardy cat like me who doesnt like blowing kites when its my money!
I didn't have a pole to pole out the genoa
and thats my biggest problem as the wind
was often too far behind - 150 to 180 degrees.
So I would go furling genoa
poled out and main, but you can just drop the main and still be near hull speed
Or double headsails wing on wing as long as you can furl them
I don't know if the wind
was a bit up everytime we put to sea but the pilot charts
said Force 4. I don't think we ever had Force 4 unless it was dropping from Force 6 to zero
All the best, its a truly wonderful trip!