velocitek ad 11 1

farr 280 banner 9 4

fastsailing_sailing_anarchy

schwab tall banner ad

c c 8 7 ad

pyi banner ad

http://www.shaw650.com/

ner 2

karver ad 1 14

http://www.quantumsails.com/

rapido banner ad 11

c tech 9 22

http://www.lymanmorse.com

helly 10 9 side banner

http://www.crowleys.com/

weta banner 2 9

http://www.mauriprosailing.com/

hh banner green

seascape banner

tacking battle

BBY_SA

fireball banner ad

http://www.dryuv.com

sound ad 4 23

doubled up

Multihulls still haven’t figured out how to fly upwind, and that means the optimal foil shape for upwind floating is completely different from the horizontal surfaces required for downwind aerial stunts.  That’s led to complicated S-shapes, C-shapes, L-foils, and all sorts of hybrids like the Swiss Hydros foiling C, but leave it to two-time Little America’s Cup champs Fred Eaton and Magnus Clarke (along with ETNZ designer Steve Killing) to take a step back and do it the right way; with double boards per side.  This lets the C-boats keep their traditional close-windedness and uphill efficiency (Jenny Provan shows how it’s done above) while going full flight & fury downwind.

Keep an eye on the already stellar 2013 Little AC thread; every few years, it’s the most interesting discussion in sailing – at least for the techno-obsesssed, like us.

July 6th, 2013

fisheries banner 9 4

race q banner ad

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.

hh banner purple

fisheries watch ad 9 18

swing keel ad.jpg_sml

sapphire 27

anchor new ad

nautic banner 11 7

whitecap fp ad

ropeye banner 3 25

melges banner 10 14

ewol banner ad

salty tag 2

http://www.camet.com/

uk ad 4 3

ullman banner 7 24

rbs banner ad

FSS_SA