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Big Pimpin'

Since 1999, when Dr Ian Ward and John Ilett independently put centreline foils on International Moths and revolutionized the sport of dinghy sailing, some of the greatest innovators in small craft design have been chasing the Holy Grail.

The challenge was to develop a foiling dinghy that delivers the same levels of performance and exhilaration while also being less fragile and complex than a Moth, much less difficult to sail and affordable enough to suit the average sailor’s budget. Jim and David French, a father and son team from Melbourne, Australia realised they’d cracked it in 2016 with their Skeeta design, a beautifully simple flying scow. The next step was to find a manufacturer for large-scale production and the best candidate was Cobra International.

Read on.