New Trimaran Foilers

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Super Foiler:
     
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    Super Foiler-updated debrief:
     
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    Super Foiler:
     
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    Super Foiler Most recent debrief:

     
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    New Super Foiler Video:
     
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    Flying Mantis in early testing:

     
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    New Superfoiler video:
    Note the stepped planing amas---

     
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    Another SuperFoiler video:

     
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  11. Doug Lord
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    Thanks for that, Corley-looks real good! Looking forward to seeing video on foils.......
     
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    F101 at Foiling Week 2017:
    photo by Martina Orsini-

    F101 Martina Orsini foiling week 2017.jpg
     
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  14. Doug Lord
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    Thanks Corley.
    TF10 launched – DNA performance sailing http://dnaperformancesailing.com/tf10-launched-and-european-yacht-of-the-year-2018-nominee/
    TF10 LAUNCH:
    Great news. This weekend we went out sailing the new TF10 trimaran for the very first time. As this is a new boat and a new concept, we took it gently. The goal was to slowly explore the boat and ensure the structural integrity first and foremost. Also when in the water, the platform felt stiff and light on its feet. After a few hours, we felt confident to gradually increase the loads and get some speed.

    We saw wind speeds from 4 knots to 20+ knots, great for testing. In all conditions, the boat feels easy to handle with nice low sheet loads and a superdirect and light helm. Very close to an A-cat in terms of steering response. We topped 24 knots and called it a day.

    There is much more to test and to learn before we sail the TF10 to its full potential. But first impressions are very good, you can feel the balance is there and we will now work on improving and finding the right settings.

    We also learnt that the actuators require finetuning. In a few days we will have better images taken, for now please make do with below. Make sure to check back for more information soon!



    TF10-start-of-sea-trials-16p pix by DNA Performance Sailing from CSN.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017

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    An earlier video on the TF10:

     
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