Extreme Sailing

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Wynand N, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Hi Everyone :)

    Are these guys brave or crazy?
     

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  2. amolitor
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    A little bit of both? Where on earth did you find this picture, and have they really been flying the center hull since off the right hand side of the frame? or is that a centerboard wake where the skiier is?

    I don't know enough about multihull performance to tell if these was any photoshop involved in this..
     
  3. Doug Lord

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    yes

    No photoshop; I wrote to one of the people involved-it really happened and there is only one guy on the tri!
     
  4. amolitor
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    Yeah, I found this:

    http://www.my-photobox.com/seasee/agen/images/photogr3gra.jpg

    which looks like it was taken a couple of seconds later. Did they dump the tri? I cannot look at either photo without mentally screaming 'let out the main you fool' but for all I know that's a stable configuration! The wake looks like an impending broach, or a controlled turn, dunno which in the link I just gave.
     
  5. Skippy
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    amoliter, do you (or anyone) think they could be just hotdogging? The float doesn't seem to be toeing in yet. I assume they can go faster if they bring the hull down lower.
     
  6. amolitor
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    Could be. I don't see them letting the main out, which I assume would be the right thing to do if you're about to lose it. I have a hard seeing how that's a stable posture, but what do I know? ;)
     
  7. Wynand N
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    Hi Everyone :)

    It is not only multi's that can fly.

    Watch this guy make us mono's proud ;)
     

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  8. Skippy
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    Wynand, the other boat had 2 pics. Where's the other photo of this boat? Is the sail still visible? :)
     
  9. Doug Lord

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    mono vs multi:it's not the same anymore

    Things have changed within the "speed hieracrhy"-where multis were once king the lowly Moth(12.75' loa) has changed the face of reality by recently beating a whole fleet of 18'A class catamarans. A new Moth foiler was recently clocked at 19k in a 10-12k wind.
    Check this out:
    http://www.monofoiler.com/images/garthtfoil3c.jpg

    (WORKS NOW)
     
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  10. CT 249
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    Doug, I'm still looking for the results for the time the Moth beat "a whole fleet of A Class". Can you steer me towards them?

    I saw Rohan's boat last week, impressive.
     
  11. Doug Lord

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    A class

    No, I'm going by what I was told ...There is some other confirmation on SA ,I think by astevo..
    You can also go to the A class site in Au where in the inititial discussion on hydrofoils mention is made of A class boats being passed downwind by foiler Moths and that they are "catching up" upwind. Subsequent to that Rohan got the new boat and further refined his upwind technique..
    I believe it ,Chris; these guys wouldn't make something like that up....
     
  12. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Hi Everyone :)

    Here is some more on Moths. Nice photo of a pair of Moths flying. http://www.thedailysail.com/

    Skippy, there was only the one photo.
     

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  13. D'ARTOIS
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    He Wynand!

    That mono-picture that came next to the waterskiing tri is going down a breaker!
    Was it a breaker or a freakwave from th 40's?

    Nonetheless, fantastic pictures! :D
     
  14. yago
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    ... and everybody knows this one, but I thought it just belongs here ;-)
     

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  15. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Hi Everyone :)

    Then there are the mishaps :D
     

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