Moth on Foils: 35.9 knots(41.29 mph)

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Doug Lord, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    I'd love to say I've answered the eternal question, is a Moth a babe magnet, in the affirmative. I'm not sure daughters count ....but they do help out the photos.

  2. Doug Lord

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  3. CT 249
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    Dead right, Ed, and thanks for bringing up these factors from watching (and competing in?) the regatta. Some of us have been trying to point out for ages that you cannot just take the results of one regatta or race and use it to "prove" the performance of a class, without looking at ALL the factors.
  4. Doug Lord

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    Moth on Foils The Legend Grows.....

    From the extraordinary foiling C-Class thread on SA today:
    [quote name='Paul M' date='Sep 23 2007, 05:47 PM' post='1349797']

    Today I witnessed one of the flying moths showing the big cats inc. Tonado sport (& skiffs) the way round a course (in a force 4/5), all with a single 8M.... impressive, like a whippet among a pack of big dogs.
  5. Doug Lord

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    Moth on Foils Japanese Nationals

    Congratulations to Rohan Veal for winning the Japanese National Championship regatta with all firsts!
    Rohan Veal: Home Page
    Address: Changed:10:17 AM on Monday, October 8, 2007
  6. Chris Ostlind

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    I'm sorry Doug, (with absolutely no offense to the dedicated Nippon foiling sailors... are there any to speak of) but isn't this pretty much like cherry picking for the World Champ? The best Japanese entrant, Yasuhiro Watanabe, from the recent Worlds at Lake Garda finished at 24th position.... The Best Japanese entrant. The next two Japanese guys hit 51 and 52 on the finishing list.

    What's next.... "Rohan Veal wins the Zanzibar Western Indian Ocean title against four of the richest sailors on the island. All hail Rohan!"

    Come on, Doug, this is non-news. I can't believe that Rohan put this on his web page. It must be really slow in Foiling Mothville to see this as newsworthy.
  7. Foiler4dapeople
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    It's been awhile. How have you progressed on your latest project?
    Any Pictures??
  8. Doug Lord

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    Little progress but pictures posted...
  9. Foiler4dapeople
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    Foiler4dapeople Junior Member

    Sorry Doug,
    Where are the photos posted.

  10. Doug Lord

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  11. Doug Lord

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    Moth on Foils 350 per year/patented technology

    Here is some interesting info from Bladerider International:

    Bladerider International raises
    $500,000 from share issue
    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - September 31, 2007 - Bladerider International, a leading manufacturer of extreme sailing products, today announced that it has raised $500,000 in capital from its recent share issue.
    Mike McAuley, CEO, says ".the capital has been used to kick start the marketing campaigns in US, New Zealand and South Africa and parts of Europe. It will also be used to complete registration of patents and design internationally and expand the production facilities." On completion, the manufacturing facilities will be able to produce over 350 boats a year. Further expansions are planned for next year to meet the growing demand for the Bladerider.
    The projected revenue for this quarter is $1.3m with growth rates quarter over quarter exceeding 50%. Most sales are now occurring through the resellers. Over 20 resellers have been appointed.
    Notice Regarding Forward-looking Statements
    Certain statements that we make in this release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many important factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements.
    About Bladerider International
    Bladerider International is the leading innovator in extreme sailing. Its main product, the Bladerider, is a fastest single-handed craft in the world. Using the latest technology in hydrofoiling and aerodynamics, the Bladerider has set a new benchmark in extreme sailing.
    Download PDF version
    Bladerider, the Bladerider logo are registered trademarks of Bladerider International, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.
    I find it interesting that they are going full tilt to protect certain elements of their intellectual property. Could this mean that the company sees a Peoples Foiler down the line that could benefit from their technology and further improve the bottom line?
  12. Chris Ostlind

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    It's all about timing

    I guess they are anticipating the potential for a global recession of sorts triggered by the coming US recession which in turn is being triggered by the ridiculous credit market stupidity in the housing sector.

    While I deeply admire the guys for rolling the dice, it is an entirely high risk enterprise considering the looming cloud over the world's economies which are tied to the fortunes of the US financial markets... and that would be just about everyone with any kind of GDP of merit.

    Should be interesting to watch.
  13. Doug Lord

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    Moth on Foils Patents

    Here is more on patents from the UK Moth site including an open letter from some Mothies to Bladerider:
    Address: Changed:5:27 PM on Thursday, October 18, 2007
  14. PI Design
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    Any idea what 'single sided tensioning of a membrane within a frame' is? Sounds like a cunningham to me?

  15. Doug Lord

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    astevo suggested that it was a method of tensioning the tramps if I understood him correctly....
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