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Catamaran removed from 2020 Olympic

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Forum Name: Olympic Sailing
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Topic: Catamaran removed from 2020 Olympic
Posted By: stewart smith
Subject: Catamaran removed from 2020 Olympic
Date Posted: 14 Nov 15 at 8:36am
Am I the only person to be disappointed to see the loss of the Nacra 17 catamaran from the 2020 Olympics. It will be replaced by a foiling boat.

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Stewart Smith



Replies:
Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 14 Nov 15 at 9:01am
The current configuration with semi lifting foils is a bit of neither one thing or the other isn't it though. It wouldn't surprise me if such boats go extinct fairly early and catamaran classes polarise into either all foiling or else no lifting foils. At the current development situation a full foiling boat for the games is unlikely to be anything other than a catamaran.


Posted By: Stevie_GTI
Date Posted: 14 Nov 15 at 1:31pm
Did I not read somewhere that the Nacra 17 will just be developed so that it can fully foil?



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