For 2016, the focus was on F101’s design, building the prototype and getting out on the water. We then moved into test phase to prove the concept of the platform, both in the UK and in Spain. We have now successfully carried out extensive test sailing sessions and the F101 has come through this phase surpassing all our expectations. It really does do everything that we envisaged and more.
One of our test team even managed a full capsize, to date this has proved very difficult to do - indeed this was the first capsize in anger away from the safe confines of the marina in an early experiment. He successfully righted the boat with ease, using the pre-planned method of flooding one outrigger, sinking this to get the boat to 90 degrees and then righting conventionally. The outrigger then self-drains and off you go - we are however not convinced by his claims that this was intentional for testing purposes!
The next phase is moving into full production. The prototype had a number of components that were custom made, or borrowed from other boats and so we are now finalizing the F101’s specific, purpose designed components. These are well underway and the two pre-production boats are planned to be ready in time for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.
I found this and did a google translate-no specific mention of a foil on the daggerboard:
It is the support in vogue in recent years. A small trimaran with a monotype of 7m20, the Diam 24 is a platform adapted to multiple formats of navigation and on which compete the crews of the Tour de France to Sailing since 2015. For François Gabart and his team it is mainly an excellent Support to test new technologies in the context of a medium- and long-term optimization of the MACIF trimaran. Vivien Fraisse, preparer of the team, decrypts the specifics of this mini-multihull.
Code name: M24! Developed in 2014 in parallel with the design of the MACIF trimaran, this training platform is a real floating laboratory. At first sight, the boat has the characteristics of a traditional Diam 24. At first sight only! It is actually on a personalized support that sails François. The M24 is clearly no longer to the gauge of Diam 24, as Vivien emphasizes. "Technically, the Diam 24 and our M24 share only the same central hull and a linking arm. Our second link arm is reinforced and our floats are mounted with foils. This boat is used as a test base, it enables us to experiment with technologies to evolve the MACIF trimaran. "
If it is not a replica of the 30-meter multihull, the M24 serves primarily to study the behavior of a trimaran depending on the different appendages used. "We are watching closely the reactions of the M24 on the water. It's also much simpler in terms of cost and implementation, to test on a 24-foot boat rather than 100 feet. "This season, the third generation of foils will be tested on the M24. "There have always been two different foils on one side and the other for just being able to compare, test. The first version was dropped. This year, on one of the floats, we transformed everything to test a new appendix. The idea is really to develop the profiles and influence of the foils on the boat. "
Another novelty this year, an electronic control unit was installed on the M24 to recover the maximum data in navigation. Information which is then analyzed and which will be used for a future transformation of the autopilot on the MACIF trimaran. "The aim is to study the data according to the speed, the pace or the state of the sea."
Beyond all these technical aspects, the M24 remains especially the best training platform for François. "Navigation as such was an important part of the specifications when designing the boat. The M24 is a physical boat that allows François to continue sailing when the MACIF trimaran is under construction. And with regard to the deadlines of the season, it is easy to understand the importance of being on the water to keep good sensations ...
yes, it is a Revolution WOLF-daughter of fire arrow
Fire Arrow Foil System-small and large trimarans!
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