SuperFoiler 2018-2019 Season

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Race 3-Great video as usual with these boats when there is wind!
    The more I watch the more I think a small center lifting foil on a vertical strut(formerly known as a daggerboard foil) on the main hull would more than pay for itself by keeping the main hull in the air. Without it, the main hull is constantly touching down= drag. In addition, it would be interesting to eliminate the dual rudders and have just a single rudder T-foil on the main hull. Then the "mainhull touchdown" would be eliminated with ,probably, no increase in wetted surface or weight.


     
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    Great to see full length in depth coverage of a race, instead of 5 second clips mashed together.
    Also an interesting contrast to the 18ft skiff racing of 10 years ago. I see them as in the same spirit, but although the superfoilers are so much faster and more powerful (I presume!) they look so much more in control than the skiffs. I presume (again) that the foils increase the stability hugely, but also that the superfoiler crews are likely to be at a higher level of expertise generally? Incredible speed of development of the tech, materials, theory...
     
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