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Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due #271420
04/14/14 02:30 PM
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Would be nice if Macca dropped in and gave us an update.



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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271459
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Hey, been a bit busy the last little while!

Happy to answer any questions, but to give a short update: boat is amazing. everyone that has sailed it from an AC team is genuinely shocked at how good it is. You will see video of these comments soon.

for now, you can see me talking about it here:- http://www.thedailysail.com/inshore/14/66477/0/video-gc32-goes-foiling


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271462
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macca: Correct me if I'm wrong but that video doesn't show very efficient foiling. It looks like they're flying the leward hull the whole time and hobby-horsing quite a bit...

Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271540
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We are doing 16-18kts boatspeed at 48deg true.... so its pretty good VMG!

The waves are quite big, and you can see the chase boat which is a 23ft RIB bouncing in the air on the waves while following us.

Leeward hull flying is really quick, the righting moment increase is substantial and the leeway is reduced as well. We have become more adept over the last few days at keeping it in the groove and now can sail those angles and maintain a speed upwind over 20kts pretty much all the time. When you see it first hand it really hits you that its moving crazy fast


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271545
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I was at Mischa's lecture of all things foiling this week where he showed some non foiling vc foiling GC32, the foiling looked less stable but faster.
Interview with him from this event from a major yachting magazine:
http://www.zeilen.nl/nieuws/vliegende-boten-opmars

Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271554
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Very interesting stuff. For those that can't read Dutch (like me), direct Google translation link here.


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271577
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Wow -congrates to all involved ,amazingly fast speeds .

Interesting aside --part of the added speed would have to be the stability of the sail once foiling . The more the crew perfects sailing techniques for a stable platform and sail plan the faster it goes .

Hard to imagine the loads and stress on the boards -board wells and hull in those areas --amazing tech advances !--way to go guys !!


Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271737
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Beautiful!




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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271828
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Wow! That looks really stable. Of course I'm sure it would be a different story in a tacking duel or having to deal with other boats. Looks like they are getting it down pat pretty quickly.


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: Redtwin] #271832
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Pretty amazing how that foil tip flexes (I presume that's what I'm seeing)...but, yes, super stable. That must be one heck of a ride.


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: Jake] #271833
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Originally Posted by Jake
Pretty amazing how that foil tip flexes


Kinda like the suspension on a car. Probably adds a bit of dynamic stability.

In the first half of the vid, the board was further down on the starboard tack - I presume more of a pointing mode.

Later, on the port tack, the board is further up with quite a bit more spray off the side. Looks like they're going a good bit faster as well. Perhaps reaching.

Impossible (at least for my amateur eyes) to judge true wind direction from the vid. Video mentions 12-14 TWS, but the water/waves don't look like it.


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271834
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From the comments in that last video:

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HS29USA10513 days ago

does windward heel have any benefits to upwind foiling when it comes to catamarans?

Reply ∑ 1

Philippe Presti3 days ago

Yes, thatís the most important tip to fly a cat.


Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271872
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one thing I don't understand......

how come they have the latest and greatest carbon bits and pieces fitted up everwhere and yet cant seem to find enough loose change to buy a DECENT BLOODY CAMERA

mad


Yar, & this ere post be done without a sin'le drop o' rum passin' me lips

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& now Mosquitos #1182 & #1740

Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: Pirate] #271873
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What's wrong with the camera? It looks good to me.


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271885
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Was that board really flexing or was it the refraction of the water?


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #271888
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Maybe a little bit of both. If you watch the tip relative to the dolphin striker, its definitely flexing a bit.


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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #272104
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flexes a lot smile



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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #272856
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The GC32 Austria Cup is happening and the talent is deep. You can watch the racing live. Many speak of how stable the platform is when foiling. Good stuff.

Austria Cup Homepage

GC32 Homepage

Livestream

Day 1 pics

Chris Draper interview

Tom Slingsby interview

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Re: Foiling cats, now the GC32 gets it's due [Re: P.M.] #272857
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It's a fad....


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