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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    SuperFoiler Promo:
     
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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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    SuperFoiler: BAD NEWS---

    SuperFoiler Grand Prix has postponed the events tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2019. Circumstances, including feedback from our many and valuable stakeholders and other partners, dictate that we re-work our format and schedule. Our next event will now be held in the second half of the year and will be preceded by an on-going schedule of promotional, media and related activities in a number of markets around the world. Various delays and tightening schedules limited our ability to deliver the best possible SuperFoiler experience last summer and we will not make the same mistake twice. We will announce our new format and schedule shortly.
     
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