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Up, Up and…

Up, Up and…

Away? Well not quite but after two years of development, the SYZ & CO hydrofoil catamaran took off yesterday for its maiden flight in a northerly breeze averaging 13 knots on the slightly choppy waters of Lake Léman. The next weeks will be devoted to tuning up in order to be ready for the main races of the season. Helmsman Alex Schneiter: " She’s quite light to steer and responds quickly but remains tolerant. In flight, she stays pleasant to steer and easy to trim. When she’s on the water, in Archimedean mode (not flying), she’s heavier than a conventional yacht but I think that a lot will depend on the tune up." Photo copyright: Loris Von Siebenthal.