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Old 06-08-2016, 10:53 PM
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Oh yes, I believe so. There is still a lots of work which needs to be done before seeing it fly in a stable manner.
I dare to say that the final version (should they keep working on that concept) will be very different from what was shown in the previous pics.
I think that you can be confident that if anyone creates a foiling Opti that is stable and easy to foil, it will be very, very different from the concept boat.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:42 AM
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Response from Erplast is:
"For the moment we are still working on it. You should be able to get some information from our Facebook page. Do not hesitate to keep following us."

Erplast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ERPLASTnautic
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:12 PM
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Finally!!!! From ITA16(Michele)---- looks like its using a bi-foiler config with a wand for the main foil. So very cool......
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...83155985297240

much better quality video here: http://sailinganarchy.com/?_ga=1.105...346.1468240288
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The better quality video above is longer than the facebook version and shows the boat using the standard Opti rig. Hopefully, this will make its way to youtube.
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Here is a terrific video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UokOO60dsMU
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More info from the video:

Published on Apr 5, 2017

Graphene and hydrofoils gives optimist dinghy superpowers
Students and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and SSPA Sweden has designed and developed an optimist dinghy with supreme capabilities. By using a composite with added graphene the hull is made stronger and lighter. Hydrofoils are added to lift the boat, decreasing drag and allowing greater speeds. After experimenting and testing in SSPA:s ship research and development facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, the dinghy is ready to be tried out at sea for the first time. @axelrahmsailing will do the honors.
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Now that they have a composite hull with excellent hydrofoils maybe this is the next step:

photo-Yoichi Yabe

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