It’s amazing how polarizing Bill and Jack Macartney’s Superfoiler Grand Prix has become in such a short time. Supporters love the experimental nature of the incredibly overpowered triple-wired foiler and the big crashes, while detractors can’t seem to understand how two years in, no one can really sail the boat in anything but the flattest water – and even then, half the fleet can’t keep the boat right side up.
Is this the next 18-foot skiff or 49er, and it’ll just take a bit of patience for the world’s best sailors to figure it out? Or is the Superfoiler already an albatross that will never be able to overcome its design deficiencies?
Watch the first-ever livestreamed Grand Prix coverage above and decide for yourself. Argue here.