would you like foils with that?
The evolution of the new SeaCart 26 continues with a revision of the ama foil design. The original fixed foil design has been updated by Marc Lombard and his team. CFD tests pitched various configurations against one another, including no foil at all, the initial design, and a new one. The result – the new higher aspect curved asymmetric foil (link to second picture) gave a significantly improved lift-to-drag ratio. Lift is good, drag is bad!
For serious thrill seeking helmsman, the lift from the foil will enable the boat to be pushed harder with confidence. Although the ama foils will be an additional extra when purchasing a SeaCart 26, it is expected that they will be popular to achieve maximum performance from the boat. This being the case they will likely be included in the class rules.