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UFO dinghy creator Dave Clark puts the boat through her paces while training for the little foiler’s first run at the Charleston Fort 2 Battery Race this Saturday.  Clark will be on site starting today – if you want a test drive on a UFO on her short Southern road trip, give them a shout pronto.  If you just want to race against ’em with your quick ride, register for the race.

But if you just want to see the UFO in her first-ever live appearance, you’ll either need to show up at James Island Yacht Club from Friday on, or just watch Sailing Anarchy’s Facebook page.  This Saturday, Mr. Clean will be returning to his social media desk – for one day only – to commentate on the event he helped to launch with foiling firecracker Tim Fitzgerald – who is now training to learn to fly jets for the US Air Force.  Foiling just wasn’t fast enough?

With a race record that’s something like 6 minutes long, this is the fastest sailing race in the world.  Don’t blink.

 

April 19th, 2018 by admin

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The US-built UFO has landed, and Billy Black’s video of this excellent little foiler should tell you all you need to know about the boat that might just become this generation’s Laser or Hobie 14.  It’s got launching procedure (nothing to it), boat creator Dave Clark sailing some basic upwind and downwind, and even a lineup with a Waszp Moth, but don’t miss the hilarity of hi-performance legend Steve Clark trying to retrieve some dinghy wheels while trying to keep his shoes dry (4:20 or so).  Title shout to commemorate the return to television of the best UFO show ever, and be sure to ask the Clarks and any number of Anarchist testers in the thread if you have any questions.

 

 

October 27th, 2016 by admin

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Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 10.04.03 AMAMAC’s long-developed and long-delayed ‘Waszp’ launch changed the foiling focus from outright speed to ease-of-use. Meanwhile, longtime  A-Cat and Little America’s Cup Defender Steve Clark was working on something similar, but very different.  It also promises to be cheaper and far easier to launch and recover than any Moth…Check the thread for the latest on the new foiler, and head over to Newport next weekend to get up close and personal.  Steve sums up:

Wild speculation may now commence.  But a few details:
Weight is 52 Kg.
8 and change square meters of sail.
Two T-foils, wand on main foil.
Foils retract between the hulls for upright launch and recovery.
Floats upright at the dock.
Closer to the Laser price point than the Waszp price point.

Nifty little project which should have commercial legs.  Focus has been on ease of use and handling, not a demonstration of a unique foil configuration.  Plenty of original thinking  and some unique solutions to achieve performance and cost goals.

-SHC

September 2nd, 2016 by admin

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