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by cglazier
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off topic: Jules Verne circumnavigation race, foiled trimarans
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Off topic: Jules Verne circumnavigation race, foiled trimarans

Two massive hydrofoil trimarans have just got underway trying to break the record of 40 days for a sailboat going around the world. These boats can reach speeds of 44 knots and average over 26 knots.
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by cglazier
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 62
Views: 5251

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Here is what the foils look like on some of the boats.
The fleet has already been confronted with winds over 40 knots and rough seas.
by cglazier
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 62
Views: 5251

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Another interesting race with hydrofoil sailboats is the Vendee Globe around the world race which has just started. There are 33 boats competing this year, each with a single sailor who sails non stop around the world.. which takes at least 75 days. These are all 60 foot monohulls, many with hydrofo...
by cglazier
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 38
Views: 2150

Re: Pocketboard question

RIP Jason Maloney
well known Canadian kiter who was known for stratospheric jumps (up to 20 meters)

by cglazier
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Pocketboard question
Replies: 38
Views: 2150

Re: Pocketboard question

I dont understand using front strap(s) only, makes absolutely no sense to me... 8) Peter I agree Peter. I often ride with my back foot in front of my rear footstrap, but when I want to jump, or go fast, or do a 360, I certainly use that rear footstrap. Before I tack or gybe I first remove my foot f...
by cglazier
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Clear traction deck grip: What clear glue?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Clear traction deck grip: What clear glue?

This works well.
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by cglazier
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast repair
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Mast repair

Try to save any flap so it will provide attachment between your repair and the mast. All good advice above, but I prefer a normal epoxy rather than any quick 5 minute one. The normal epoxy results in a stronger repair and is easier to work with.. but of course it has to set overnight. Here is a comm...
by cglazier
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Feeling in foiling: 1 strut kite vs foil kite
Replies: 21
Views: 1986

Re: Feeling in foiling: 1 strut kite vs foil kite

...i prefer swimming back with an inflated kite. Foils kite are great they stay in the air a little bit better than a single strut and will relaunch in a little less wind but you have limited window to relaunch. All the single struts are lower aspect kites. They are great for foiling because they a...
by cglazier
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?
Replies: 40
Views: 2006

Re: seat harness impedes toeside, anyone but me?

Yes any rope slider spreader bar solves your problem.
Ion and Mystic both make good ones that fit on Dakine harnesses.

Many of us wear a seat harness..I prefer the Dakine board shorts variety. Virtually all racers do because the lower pull point works better.

;-) CG
by cglazier
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: learning to jibe with or without straps
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: learning to jibe with or without straps

Either way works. I learned with straps and I found it helpful to have a front strap to aim for. As with any trick where you switch your feet it is a good idea to loosen your feet in the straps before beginning so your feet will come out easily. In fact I usually take my back foot completely out of ...

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