VOILAVION, foiling and tilting rig catamaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by brian eiland, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. brian eiland
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    A breakthrough in foiling technology, flying at up to 30 knots,
    Voilavion is performant, stable and easy to handle.

    Voilavion Team
    We are a team of professionals from different industries, who really love what we do!

    http://www.voilavion.com/

    http://www.catsailingnews.com/2016/08/voilavio-by-crhistophe-launay.html

    I'm sure Doug Lord has referenced them a few times before, but I thought they deserved a separate discussion thread. Pretty exciting and relatively inexpensive experimentation.
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Voilavion

    Thats a great find ,Brian-I don't remember seeing them before and they're not in "New Catamaran Foilers"(yet).
    Update: must have seen them on another forum because I remember a discussion about the dual wands they show in some pictures.....
     
  3. brian eiland
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    There tilting rig looks pretty neat. And I like their wishbone boom,...need to make that work on my non-rotating mast.
     
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  5. Doug Lord
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    Thats pretty cool-thanks!
     
  6. Skyak
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    There were loads of photos of this boat at Foiling Week -90% of setting up and a few sailing.

    It kind of has too many neat ideas. It appears to be a big hassle to set up, and the pictures sailing all look like broad reaching. The sail is never flat and close hauled.
     

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    Looking at the angle of the sheet and the angle of the boom it seems pretty clear that they can't really pull any leech tension. Twist will be a fixture until they fix up that oversight. That might explain the preference for downwind shots too.
     
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