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Posts Tagged ‘Foiling’

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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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SA’er Charlie P Mayer couldn’t get enough with one foiling cat, so he bought two. Here’s why, from the S9 foiling cat thread:

To me it’s like the difference between a pleasure boat and a yacht, a large boat and a ship, how much money does a rich person have – all subjective to me anyway, so here goes:

The UFO can be car-topped like most other dinghies, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a modern performance cat car-topped, but it may be possible.

Static stability: like any other dinghy, it is pretty risky to put a lot of weight on any end of a floating UFO – I can pretty much bury the UFO sterns or bows when docking or lowering the rudder – that said, it is much more stable than a Sunfish, Laser, or any other monohull dinghy I am familiar with, foiler or not.  The S9 is the smallest cat I have ever owned, but I can stand on any corner and not worry about a capsize.  So I guess stability at the dock is a difference for me.

Tacking: wasn’t one of my metrics, but I can blow a tack on any unirig.

UFO seems aimed at a hiking-happy dinghy sailor and a price point < $8,000.  The S9 at trapeze-happy cat sailors at a price around $18,000.  The dinghy market is much larger than the beach cat market – check any Club parking lot.

I do know I can leave the UFO tied up on the dock and launch it within 5 minutes after walking up to it.  That’s why I bought it.

I bought my S9s to learn foiling with my friends – and darn glad I did.

Charlie

October 3rd, 2017 by admin

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Nacra and the designers of the foiling Nacra 17 have more egg on their faces after they cancelled the Nacra 17 medal racing day at the Aarhus “Test Event” last week due to a problem with the foil bearings.   The radical recall was necessary because of safety concerns for boards that were breaking during normal sailing conditions.  With the first-ever foiling N17 World Championship scheduled to go off in just three weeks, the latest snafu threatens to wreck schedules and budgets for the dozens of teams headed to the South of France for Worlds.

No one who has followed the life of the N17 (or any new foiler, really) could be surprised, as the Olympic cat has been plagued by design and build issues for most of its life.  The last cycle saw NACRA dealing with a faulty mast design early on, the Dutch builders replacing literally hundreds of masts with temporary tin rigs before supplying retooled carbon sticks a few months later.  This cycle has already seen one daggerboard recall thanks to faulty paint, but the latest bearing mess is the first problem that threatens to derail a major championship.  The silver lining is that only the 47 teams who’ve already gotten their foiling boats (or retrokits) are effected – a fraction of how many new masts needed to be provided back in 2013/14, but the black cloud won’t clear until the Class meets this week to decide on whether to cancel their Worlds.

We have a lot of respect for the risky step the builders, Class members, and World Sailing took when they opted to thrust the foiling option out into the world, and we expected plenty of problems with what, to many, was a rushed decision that led to an overcompressed design/build/test/build cycle for a type of boat that would have plenty of fixes necessary even if it wasn’t rushed.

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Moths, Phantoms, GC32s, America’s Cup boats, A-Cats, and everything else that flies has had similarly unexpected tech gremlins; the difference this time lies in the abuse Olympians subject their boats to, and the production volume promised by the builder.

NACRA is clearly guilty of overpromising and underdelivering, but the sailors tell us they’ve done a good job providing repairs, replacements, and support as quickly as possible.  We also direct you to the Nacra 17 Class manager’s statement, which is comprehensive, detailed, and doesn’t shy away from any of the heat – wouldn’t you like your Class to talk to you like this when shit goes wrong?

What’s most interesting to us about the latest Olympic multihull brouhaha is how a select few sailing media outlets and shit stirrers have jumped on Nacra’s problems as some kind of karmic expression of just how evil multihull/foiling is.  A handful of ancient mariners – some of them running their own news sites – remain so angry that these newfangled catamarans and inhuman ‘flying’ boats have ruined ‘their’ America’s Cup, debased the cherished Whitbread, sullied their World Match Racing Tour, and reduced the beloved Star boat to irrelevance, and you’ll likely hear bitching and moaning from them until 12 meters are racing in the America’s Cup again.  In other words, we all have to listen to their shit for the few years they have left.

It doesn’t matter to these old timers that every young sailor wants to foil, and it doesn’t matter that people want to watch fast boats far more than they do slow ones.  These people don’t care about the sport’s future at all – they’d rather sailing continue its slow death as long as they still have some voice in it…

Thread about the Nacras is here.

 

August 14th, 2017 by admin

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Talented and shredded sailor chicks, tales of stolen cars and inter-squad rivalries, and a guy who can’t seem to lose as long as he has a female driver are the guests on today’s Adidas Morning Show at the 2017 49er/FX/Foiling Nacra Euros.  Check out Clean and the team, LIVE from the deck of the 1972 Olympic Sailing admin building as Day 2 of the event begins.  Check out Facebook for more action from the fleets.

July 31st, 2017 by admin

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The monster breeze that broke ribs in at least four sailors (and rigs on four more) on Thursday gave way to picture-perfect Garda conditions for the first day of post-qualifying action at the Worlds. Worlds social media/video host Randy Cunningham gets up above it all for a birds-eye view from an ultralight in this fun highlight reel from Day 4 of the Moth Worlds.  UK, Aus, and Kiwis own the entire top ten, with Cup sailors owning much of it…results here with racing beginning soon over here.  Photos by Martina Orsini here.

 

 

July 29th, 2017 by admin

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A couple of days of Lake Garda gorgeousness saw 149 sailors take the line at the Italian Nationals – a/k/a the Moth Pre-Worlds, which starts Tuesday.  A few unknown names like Burling, Outerridge, and Slingsby are enjoying the low-pressure environment, while Paul Goodison took five straight bullets to beat up on second place Rob Greenhalgh.  Check back tomorrow for some form guide action and a podcast with absentee 2x World Champ Bora Gulari about the fleet. Photo by Martina Orsini with results here and some good action over at the Moth Worlds facebook page.

 

July 23rd, 2017 by admin

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