Ocean Kite Sailing-How to solve the problems with very light airs and sudden squalls?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Angélique, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Hi Rob, thanks for all the info [​IMG]

    Please keep this thread posted about your kite boat activities, also if you have new videos or new info about this on your website, please post a link here . . :)

    Think I found the video, did you mean this one . . . ?​

    [​IMG] Peak Waterlaunch - - - - Uploaded by: - Armin Harich
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    P.S. - More info about this kite ---> Flysurfer Peak2
     
  2. Kitetender
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    Kitetender New Member

    light air

    Hi all,

    Kiteflying light air is of course an issue. However foilite developements and foil single skins look very promising.

    We are in research about the main issue, landing and launching at sea. Of course for every problem is a solution.

    From paragliding world we know that their kites fly in 4 knot of wind.

    And Did you know that;
    In low wind with longer lines, and you go downwind, you can actually fly your kite fast and feel breeze on board?
    Those are the possibilities of a flying sail, which is very interesting.

    Hope you guys can give some more input. Just discovered this threat. So sorry if I have been reacting late.

    Feel free to contact any time,

    Peter Renssen
    www.kitetender.nl

     
  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Hi Peter [​IMG]

    Welcome to the forum, thanks for your contribution and the video, hope to see more of you here in the future, especially about the 1010 . . :)

    Doug, please check out the Kitetender Hydrofoil Concept . . :cool:

    Cheers - Good Luck !
     
  4. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Figaro

    Thanks, Angel. Almost the identical foil in that drawing is now being used on the Figaro 3 monohull:

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  5. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    :) - That's great Doug - [​IMG]

    The results with these foils on that boat may be something to check out for Peter, if not done already . . :cool:
     

  6. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Thanks, Angel. On a mono like the Figaro, that foil is not anywhere near as good as a well designed DSS foil from the standpoint of extra RM as well as from the standpoint of docking--where the DSS foil can be designed to fully retract. It might work well with a kite?
     
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