Gitana Mod 70 to Fly?

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    From an article on SA called the "accidental crew" a little tidbit of news that is very exciting,if its true:
    It’s worth noting that the MOD70 is probably the 7th ‘ish’ fastest boat in the world, and it would absolutely eat up the latest high-tech new 100ft monohull on any angle of sail and in any wind speed. It struck me massively on this trip: why aren’t trimarans more common, especially for offshore racing? I for one, am completely sold on them! Tthey are faster, and definitely more dangerous which suits many offshore events which label themselves ‘extreme’, meaning they really do need the very best sailors in the world to sail them. They are also dryer, comfier and have the potential for foiling which is definitely the way professional sailing at least, is going. In fact Gitana already has t-foil rudders fitted to their MOD 70 and is currently in the shed to develop full flight for this season.


    Mod 70 Phaedo mostly on one foil:
     

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