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AC45 on foils! #249978
06/25/12 07:26 AM
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Re: AC45 on foils! [Re: pepin] #249981
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So what are they saying? Anything about speed?


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Re: AC45 on foils! [Re: pepin] #249985
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oh lord. That's insane. Assuming it increases the speed, it's going to add a whole new dimension to racing these as they will now slow down so much in the turn (or...I assume they will).

The C-class experience to date didn't show much promise with lifting foils on a catamaran - but their horsepower is limited. Maybe with the additional headsails and such, this will make sense. That looks wicked fast.


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Does the board have enough volume to build in controls, like on an airplane?


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Re: AC45 on foils! [Re: pepin] #249990
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Impressive!!!


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Re: AC45 on foils! [Re: Jake] #249992
06/25/12 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jake
oh lord. That's insane. Assuming it increases the speed, it's going to add a whole new dimension to racing these as they will now slow down so much in the turn (or...I assume they will).

The C-class experience to date didn't show much promise with lifting foils on a catamaran - but their horsepower is limited. Maybe with the additional headsails and such, this will make sense. That looks wicked fast.


Willing to bet they manage to figure out how to tack it without coming off of foils.

Re: AC45 on foils! [Re: ThunderMuffin] #249993
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Find a moth driver and get to training!


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