Mirabaud-Super Foiler-2011

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Here are the first pictures of the wing on the boat-sailing shortly. Also the press releases so far-see pdf's below.

    http://www2.jundt.ch/blog/


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  2. CutOnce

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    Video of the wing in action.

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  3. Doug Lord
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    Mirabaud and the new wing-seems to be a problem about 1/3rd the way down. They'll get it right, though.
    More pix here: http://www.go4image.com/Mirabaud-LX-sailing-with-Wing,en,ipf769p80n0.html

    From Scuttlebutt Europe:

    Mirabaud LX Takes Off with New Wing Mast

    Geneva, Switzerland: Thomas Jundt, the Geneva based sailor and engineer, unveiled the 2011 version of his experimental foiler, Mirabaud LX, at the Societe Nautique de Geneve on Wednesday evening.

    The radical foiler, in addition to its foils and carbon fibre structure, now features an innovative new wing mast comparable - relatively speaking - to the one that recently won the America's Cup. It also features solid carbon rigging, similar to the "Little America's Cup" C-Class yachts.

    "I have been monitoring the evolution of wing masts for years," said Thomas Jundt. "And now, thanks to significant advancement in know-how and materials, it has become feasible to mount one on this sort of platform. Early trials on Lake Geneva over the past few weeks have been conclusive and we are keen to start the new racing season and to attempt to set some records."

    Mirabaud LX is the second boat on Lake Geneva to feature a wing mast, Philippe Stern tried it 19 years ago on his famous Altair XII.

    Mirabaud LX won its category at the 2010 International Speed Week in Weymouth where it notched up an average of 23.24 knots, with a peak of 25.8, over 500 metres. The foiler also shattered the Geneva-Rolle-Geneva record in 2009 with a time of 3h43'47" in the monohull class. An historic victory!

    This year, Thomas Jundt will sail with his usual crew made up of helmsman and coach Antoine Ravonel and bowman, Eric Gobet.

    Mirabaud LX technical specifications:

    Length overall: 10m
    Hull length: 8.5m
    Beam overall: 5.4m
    Wing area: 17m2
    Weight of the wing: 29kg
    Upwind sail area: 26m2
    Downwind sail area: 49m2
    Displacement: 170kg (25kg of foils)


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  4. Daniel Noyes
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    Why not replace all those small carbon fiber tubes with one large hull shaped carbon fiber tube? wouldnt that lower wind resistance going to weather?

    cool sail/wing... now it really "flies"
     
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    Daniel, Thomas Jundt says that will have to wait until "the next boat"....
     

  7. Doug Lord
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    Mirabaud-Super Foiler 2011

    from The Daily Sail:

    Mirabaud LX at Cowes Week-Thomas Jundt's newly wingsailed foiler returns to the UK

    Thursday June 23rd 2011, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

    Mirabaud LX, Thomas Jundt's three man foiler, will be on show in the UK this summer during Cowes Week starting on 7 August. Jundt, the Geneva-based sailor and designer of the Mirabaud LX, will also be on board.

    Since she participated in Weymouth Speed Week last year, so the Mirabaud LX has been fitted with a new solid wing sail, similar to those seen on C-cats and in the latest genre of America's Cup catamarans.

    Thomas Jundt, designer and key crew member, said: “I have been monitoring the evolution of wing masts for years and following the significant advancement in know-how and materials, it has become feasible to mount one on this sort of platform. I have no doubt that this will greatly add to the speed and performance of the LX.”


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