New Figaro 3 launch and first sail

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  1. Dolfiman
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    Here is a new you tube video posted 10 sept. thanks to Barret Canfield, about testing F3 in Narragansett Bay. At 1:00,one can hear "And now, how many knots ? " " Now, it's 6,16 " (? , but I am not sure to well understand the answer). From my above numerical estimation (quote #43) , in such upwind sailing on quasi flat water, 6,2 knots can be obtained with 10 knots breeze and with 19,4° of heel. Barrett Canfield is the President and co-owner/ founder of South Coast Yachts and has represented the Beneteau brand for 20 years. From France news, within the first 50 objective, already 43 F3 are ordered, and 30 already built and stored on Bénéteau Cheviré site.
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Thanks, Dolfiman ! One guys seems to say something like "... sixteen", the other seems to say " eight eight" and the first guy shakes his head yes. But I'm not sure-hard to understand....
    Seems to be a lot of drag as the curved top of the foil hits the water?
     
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    Figaro 3: article from Scuttlebutt Europe:
    Figaro Beneteau 3, 2019 Boat of the Year
    Designed and purpose-built for solo sailing's proving ground, the Figaro Beneteau 3 puts offshore sailing trickledown into the hands of aspiring soloists and double-handers everywhere.

    There is no such thing as the right boat for everyone, but there is the right boat for the right time. For today's fervent offshore racing soloists and doublehanded teammates, that boat - right here, right now - is the Figaro Beneteau 3.

    This pint-sized ocean racer isn't just another cruisy crossover from Beneteau, the powerhouse of production boatbuilding. There is zero intent of comfort below its low-slung deck, unless your idea of luxury is a white, wet and noisy fiberglass cavern. It's not just a beastly Class 40 type, either. For righting moment and power, it doesn't rely on hundreds of pounds of seawater sloshing ballast tanks. For Figaro Beneteau 3, there are two unmistakable arcing carbon side foils projecting from slots in its topsides. The foils are no gimmick. Beneteau, nor Figaro face fanatics, don't do gimmicks. -- Dave Reed

    Dave Reed's full review in Sail World:
    www.sailingworld.com
     
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