We got out for a 3 day sail on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI this last weekend. This gave us a chance to tow and use the new dinghy.
Towing the dinghy went really well as it put almost no strain on the painter at all. I could easily hold on to the painter with one hand and tow it behind the sailboat. It tracked pretty straight even though the little skeg I put on the dinghy really never gets into the water without a person in it. A little adjustment on the length of the painter gets the dinghy towing smoothly. No complaints in the towing department.
Getting into and out of a dinghy this light can be a challenge as they can be tender and also sideslip easily. We found boarding her a little easier for the second person as the first person in can help stabilize it. Once two people are in the dinghy is plenty stable and handles the weight of two people easily. It rows like a little rocket and tracks pretty will for such a short water line.
I made a short video of it being towed behind the sailboat and posted it on Photobucket. It is 31 MB, so if you have a slow connection it will be hard to view. Just click on the picture below.