Round Texel Race 2014

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  1. Corley
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    I think the Flying Phantom will be there...
     
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    Next challenge... How to handicap foiling boats fairly and appropriately. Put them in a separate class I'm thinking, hmmmm.
     
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    Why not a performance based handicap? I imagine the Phantom guys are probably looking at finishing first-not too much concern about handicaping just yet?
     
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    I think I read the first foiling Nacra F20 FCS boats will be delivered by then, I bet there will be a few of those on the line, should be interesting to see how the two line up.
     
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    2014 Round Texel

    From "floater" in the Trickle Down thread on SA"
    Two new foiling cats will debut tomorrow Round Texel: Nacra 20 and Marstrom/Heemskerk 20. The Flying Phantom will be there too. I guess smart money is on the FP - but Mr. Heemskerk says he has been practicing foiling jibes in this!

    Picture-Marstrom/Heemskerk 20 with UptiP foils:
     

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    Round Texcel--Nacra F20 foiler

    Marstrom, the F20 and the Flying Phantom racing tomorrow!

    Nacra F20 foiler pictures:
     

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    The Round Texel story from one of the Flying Phantom guys:

    Flashback on the race with Benjamin Amiot

    “The briefing was held this morning at 07:00 am, for a start planned at 09:00am. This early start was due to forecasts that were indicating a wind drop for midday. The start was launched with around 15 knots of wind; very quickly we were ahead of the fleet sailing downwind and flying full speed without gennaker leading the two other flying catamarans sailed by Vink and Heemskerk. Heading North along the Island we kept the lead, with a slight shift as compared to the coast and the head of the fleet. We hoist back the gennaker to finish this leg to the first gate at the North of the Texel Island. We consolidated or lead during the reaching leg on the North part of the Island, it was super fast as the sea was very flat, I think top speeds were around 28 knots. Unfortunately, just before the North-East gate we hit a sand bank damaging the rake system on the port side. It took us some minutes to fix the issue and find a safe way back outside of shallow water. We loose quite some time, and came back on the racecourse at the top of the fleet. Unfortunately, just after the gate at the beginning of the upwind leg we broke the hook of the mainsail leading us to abandon the race.
    We are a little bit disappointed, but sailing is a mechanical sport, and we know that it can happen.
    We demonstrated today that the Flying Phantom is one of the most efficient foiling catamaran and were very happy to observe that in these conditions we were the fastest boat on water. We are now really looking forward to next year Round the Texel race where we will be able to comeback with a fleet of Flying Phantom”.
     
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