Certainly rough beach landings is an issue for foiling cats. The double rudder setup was there for a reason I suppose. I dont think rough beach landings is the norm for cats like this though. Launching from clubs (Europe) or ramps (US) would be close to the norm in my experience? Add relatively shelted beaches and how big an issue is this really for the "cat foiling movement"?
I think the beach landings/starts is a relatively minor problem for foiling cats when looking at the big picture and the majority of events and catsailing. Seeing them launching at Texel and the surf there is enough proof for me that it is possible.
Looking forward to hearing what our friends in the Netherlands have to say on the topic. Myself I have only launched from relatively protected beaches and ramps.
Last edited by Rolf_Nilsen; 07/01/14 08:32 AM.