Macif Ultim Trimaran- to be relaunched in July 2018

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Doug Lord
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    I'm looking forward to pictures of all the foilers together flying! I imagine that would be among the great video classics of sailing.
    PS-you can tell that Jimmy Spithill was mighty impressed.......what a ride he got.
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    From Scuttlebutt tonight-another Macif video: (I'm not sure but I think Gitana 17 flies a bit higher-esp. the amas. Tomorrow I'll put up side by side Gitana vs Macif videos in the Route du Rhum thread.)



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    More from Scuttlebutt tonight:
    Fast is Getting Faster >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/09/12/fast-getting-faster/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Scuttlebutt%205165%20-%20September%2013%202018&utm_content=Scuttlebutt%205165%20-%20September%2013%202018+CID_73e9d550c158b5018745184de917b4a1&utm_source=Email%20Newsletter&utm_term=Fast%20is%20Getting%20Faster

    Excerpt:
    With foils being studied all over the world since they dominated the America’s Cup, there have been some alterations to the MACIF trimaran’s foils.

    “When MACIF was first launched, sailing in flight was only beginning,” explained Gabart. “The composites were questioned and in terms of geometry we were still learning things. Since then foils have been studied very closely and the ones we use today generally offer high performance.”

    Bigger and thinner, with better developed geometry, they fulfil their role, allowing the boat to fly faster and higher, helped by the centreboard change and the float’s rudders.
     
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