New Catamaran Foilers

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Skyak
    Joined: Jul 2012
    Posts: 1,145
    Likes: 18, Points: 38, Legacy Rep: 152
    Location: United States

    Skyak Senior Member

  2. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  3. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    14' S9 "Stunt" Foiler

    S9 at The Foiling Week--from www.catsailingnews.com-an excerpt from the article:

    All of the S9s appeared to be achieving the same angle and speed as the Phantoms and were undoubtedly easier to sail giving the crews a very stable platform. The S9s appeared to sail higher and faster upwind than the Whisper. It was easy to get a measure of this as the S9s shared the same gate as the Phantoms, Whisper and the Moths. The gate was only 50 metres wide and around 50 foilers sharing the gate led to some very interesting moments!

    The next day saw a 20knt breeze and half metre rolling waves. The S9s performed incredibly well in these conditions, Steve hitting 17knts upwind and Federico 24knts downwind with Michele and Vincenzo first and second respectively on the race course showing greater all round ability on the boat.

    The Stunt S9s created significant interest with those watching from ashore and competitors on the water. This small boat was sailing as fast and high and in perfect balance against some giants of the foiling world.
     
  4. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  5. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    NACRA 17 Full Foiler

    From Nacra in the UK: uses 2 main foils and two rudder foils. It would be interesting to know what effect the two main foils lifting has on RM and if the rake of the windward board is neutralized(or set negative) to allow more righting moment. And can the lee board lift the majority of the boats weight by itself?
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  6. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  7. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  8. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Flying Phantom Essentiel

    There is a new Flying Phantom: The "Essentiel". It uses surface piercing foils like the NACRA 17 and A Cat.

    http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=da6b716ea5c8c82dc7ef3c0a0&id=7d363ddafa&e=658d3b2f26

    Specifications
    Length: 5,5m / 18’
    Width: 2,55m (EU road legal)
    Weigth: 170kg
    Mast: 9,1m aluminum
    Hulls construction: Epoxy glass sandwich
    Main sail: R Polyester laminate / 17sqm
    Jib: R Polyester laminate / 5sqm
    Code 0: R Polyester with furling system / 20sqm

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  10. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  11. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  12. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  13. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

  14. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Viper Foiler

    Production Prototype from www.catsailingnews.com of a foiling Viper 16-not clear whether 3 or 4pt foils on the production boat:

    [​IMG]
     

  15. Doug Lord
    Joined: May 2009
    Posts: 13,757
    Likes: 114, Points: 73, Legacy Rep: 1362
    Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Voilavion-16' Foiler

    Newsletter received today:

    [​IMG]
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.