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Maybe its not such a silly idea

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Topic: Maybe its not such a silly idea
Posted By: ifoxwell
Subject: Maybe its not such a silly idea
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 9:07am" rel="nofollow -

Given that this is essentially a cobbled together proof of concept prototype that has only just touched the water the film of it sailing is very impressive


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Posted By: GybeFunny
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 11:20am
It does look good, in a straight line. It is a shame to lose all the pre-start stuff though...

Posted By: mozzy
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 11:44am
It does look great, and I'm amazed we've got to see a working prototype so early.... however, the criticisms are it's manoeuvrability, safety and how long it will take to get up foiling after dropping down, none of which you can say from this. 

Sure looks a hell of a lot more impressive than it did in previous guise! 

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Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 12:10pm
goes like stink, looks odd, but who cares?  racing wise it'll be the same as the cats i reckon, no different with how they had to start and avoid hulls/appendages (and have had to for decades).  should be fun racing, is it the future? well its certainly an avenue but sailing is a diverse sport so there is probably room for this particular future, the foiling cats, the moths, and all the old school stuff most of us sail too.

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Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 12:17pm
Looks kind of interesting, but a load of horribly expensive and I suspect fragile, and even potentially dangerous stuff hanging out underneath. Then scale that up to 75?

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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 2:01pm

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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 25 Jul 18 at 5:34pm
Generating a lot of spray, always believed spray was a sign of inefficiency.

Posted By: ifoxwell
Date Posted: 26 Jul 18 at 9:37am
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Posted By: Hitcher
Date Posted: 16 Aug 18 at 8:17pm
Originally posted by Oli

goes like stink, looks odd, but who cares?  racing wise it'll be the same as the cats i reckon, no different with how they had to start and avoid hulls/appendages.

Massive difference in how they will start. It is an upwind start. Think about the logistics of accelerating from low speed with no righting moment or lateral resistance.

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