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Posts Tagged ‘Foiling’

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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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Design concept with application to Auckland or just more [above-the-] water vapor?  Do you know?

January 7th, 2018 by admin

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And there’s more snow coming…from the UFO thread.

December 8th, 2017 by admin

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A cool, multi-cam 360 degree look at the latest-launched Ultim, Banque Pop XXXWTF.  Foiling on the ocean last week to 42 knots in this drone vid.

And Vincent Riou (longtime open 60 PRB skipper) says he’s joining the Ultim game too.  The world’s fastest fleet of racing boats may soon be the world’s biggest offshore multihull fleet!

 

December 2nd, 2017 by admin

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With both foils extended and the Open 60 getting almost entirely airborne as she gets healthily into the 30+ knot range, Alex Thomson Hugo Boss looks as much like a huge bird as she does an oceangoing yacht.  Hitting a top speed of nearly 34 knots on this reach with never a hint of nosediving, this vid is a great example of the conditions where so-called ‘Dali foils’ absolutely destroy a non-foiler setup.  The video is an instant classic; a great antidote for those who are already tired of the VO65’s somewhat more ponderous ways, and the shoot’s location makes us think that perhaps the Hugo Boss organization has another ‘walk’ coming?

November 26th, 2017 by admin

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This is the new foiling TF10 trimaran. A high-tech carbon fest, allowing sailors to foil easily in around 8 knots of boatspeed! Designed from scratch as a super fun foiler for mere mortals, we believe that goal has been accomplished!

About this video: A small crew from DNA recently travelled to Barcelona for the new foiling TF10 trimaran to be tested by a jury of 12 European sailing magazines for the 2018 European Yacht of the Year competition – the TF10 is nominated in the category Special Yacht. After the jury testing for EYOTY, we kept on sailing with other media and prospects for their impressions.

Our mission to sail the TF10 trimaran in Barcelona was surrounded by turmoil as the local Catalonia region was passing a resolution for independence from Spain at that time. Low flying helicopters and a big presence from the local military police added a dimension for sure.

Sailing in indigo blue Mediterranean waters with stunning backgrounds was absolutely fabulous. This video captures some of the sailing experience and as the video clearly shows, we had cloudy and rainy days too. The sun came out as soon as the video team went home. Of course.

Learn more about the TF-10 and DNA Performance Sailing here. [and look for Clean’s boat review shortly! -ed]

November 17th, 2017 by admin

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Sharp is sexy, and this thing is about as sharp as can be.  So what the hell is it?

 

November 10th, 2017 by admin

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IF you missed the live feed of the TJV start, you’re SOL for a while thanks to major delays in converting it to an archive, but here’s a quick look at the sexiest fleet on the water today as they left the dock.  Monitor the TJV site or the thread for alerts when the excellent start video is posted.

November 5th, 2017 by admin

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As we were publishing Gitana’s video below, our pals at CDK Technologies sent over pics of the monster Banque Populaire IX on splash day.  135,000 man-hours, canary-yellow foils, and looking more like a Klingon war ship than a sailboat…read the full details of the boat over at CDK or hit the BP Sailing site for videos and other fun facts.  Thanks to CDK for the [now-edited] shed shot.

October 30th, 2017 by admin

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The baddest boat in all of sailing goes through her doublehanded qualification for the baddest doublehanded race of them all – this weekend’s Transat Jacques Vabres.  See how Seb Josse and Thomas Rouxel get this Verdier-designed 100 foot foiler around the track in yet another gorgeous Gitana-produced film.  Subscribe to their Youtube channel here.

October 30th, 2017 by admin

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