Extreme Sailing

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

  1. D'ARTOIS
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    Cavitation on the rudder, broaching an beng.....they didn't loos their mast, are they even lucky!
     
  2. CT 249
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    It's the Sayer 38 "Belle", from Brisbane Australia, motoring out over the Wide Bay Bar and catching a nasty sea, IIRC.
     
  3. Doug Lord

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    International 14: Air Time!

    The last few years have been truly historic for development of small monofoilers. These boats are a technological leap forward and are groundbreaking in the history of sailing dinghies . They have done what no one since the start of sailing hydrofoils has done: sail on just two foils. The Moth class has led the way proving the practicality of bi-foil systems in racing.
    Development in the International 14 Class was close on the heels of the Moth Class until the class voted only a short time ago to ban foils that would allow full flying; even so the "Bieker Foil" has become standard on race winning 14's.
    The picture here is an historic one: it is the very first TWO PERSON bi foiler in the history of sailing! It is the first monohull foiler to EVER foil while flying a spinnaker and it is, of course, the very first I14 to fly! Interestingly, most Moths use a system similar to that of the Rave and SCAT multifoilers to control altitude-a wand senses altitude and "feedsback" to a flap on the main foil controlling height above water; NOT this boat: this boat is also the first MANUALLY controlled two person foiler. David Lugg controlled altitude by HAND: twisting the extension tiller!
    See it below:

    http://www.monofoiler.com/images/aus14_2.jpg
     
  4. K4s
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    Does the angle of the centre board in the main hull look right to you guys?Do they have two,one for each tack or what?
    Seems to me that it should be an extension of the mast angle.
    K4s
     
  5. K4s
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    Im with you,dont know enough about photoshop but,That boat has massive acceleration,not many hi powered ski boats will pop a skier out of the water so fast that their wake just appears from nowhere.
    Im dubious
    K4s
     
  6. MikeJohns
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    He's just been launched and dragged backwards by the wave that passed underneath, hope he got through it OK.

    The helmsman would have been on adrenaline but has managed to hit the crest at the right angle. At the time of the photo if you look closely at the mainsail and the disturbed water I would say the boat is going astern being carried back by the crest !

    So not so proud perhaps :)
     
  7. D'ARTOIS
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    He lost his waterskier

    Nax photoshop, I've got something here, but he has lost his skier ( probably hooked of)

    The tri is for sale - therefore the picure
     

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  8. Skippy
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    Quote K4s: Does the angle of the centre board in the main hull look right to you guys? ... Seems to me that it should be an extension of the mast angle.

    Hey, I wasn't sure of this before, but given that last photo, you can see in that one anyway, the daggerboard is highly swept. Maybe that explains why the apparent angle in the first photo looks off.
     
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  9. water addict
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    Awesome pics! This thread got my heart going better than a pot of coffee! I'll have enough adrenalin now to make it the rest of the day.
     
  10. water addict
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    PS, I thought about putting a pic of Murrelet on here, but that would be just too extreme.
     
  11. mistral
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    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    JUST GREAT ;)

    Mistral
     
  12. Wynand N
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    Some more :)

    Even the little ones are fun
     

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  13. SuperPiper
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    SuperPiper Men With Little Boats . .

    Hey, a question about the 18' skiffs:

    They are almost always pictured in that attitude, with the front 90% out of the water and the bow 1.5m above the transom. Is that a static condition? Or, do these craft bob along and the photographer just waits for this dramatic moment?
     
  14. Doug Lord

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    18 skiffs

    I've seen a couple of videos of 18's in good wind and as best I can tell the photog waits and waits...
    The only boat that really flies most of the time is the Moth foiler-so far.
     

  15. S.S. McClelland
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    That mono flying is so sweet I had to put it as my background. Someday I want to try that, hope I make it, lol.
     
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