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Hot off the press release folder...The 2012 edition of Thomas Jundt’s experimental foiler, sponsored by Mirabaud & Cie since 2008, sailed with its new wing yesterday evening for the first time this season.
Thomas Jundt, Antoine Ravonel and Eric Gobet who make up the three-man crew reassembled the boat last weekend after a busy winter of building the wing and maintaining and improving the platform.

The Mirabaud LX rigid wing (similar to the concept since adopted by the America’s Cup) has been increased by 5m2 for 2012 as Thomas Jundt explains: “Last year, we concluded that the wing is a great solution, but unfortunately we under-sized our first one thinking that its performance would compensate for the surface area.” He adds: “In practice however, the wing is much easier to handle than a soft sail as it never flaps, so our goal with this new one is to have more power in order to foil earlier.” Photo: Pierre-Alain Folliet / Mirabaud