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Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:15 pm
by patrickrynne
Stoked to finally put together a sequel to our Kite vs. Moth video from years back. This time we've got a foil kiter (Zack Marks) going up against a Moth, Foiling Nacra F20, and super talented Marstrom 32 Team.

What's your prediction?


Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:16 pm
by patrickrynne
Also, here are some more details about the races. We only had enough time to run 2 Windward Leewards. Here is the scoop


- Weather mark was about 1.5 miles upwind

- Breeze was about 15 knots, everybody was powered

- Kiter was using a 12 square meter kite

- Bay chop was moderate (1-2 feet)

- Plastic bags and sargasso weed WERE present throughout the course

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:24 pm
by Laughingman
This is just a teaser!

You should at least warn people... see now I am disappointed

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:34 pm
by patrickrynne
noted...changed the subject. Full video drops next week!

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:24 pm
by ozchrisb
Who was the kiter?

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:51 am
by davesails7
patrickrynne wrote: What's your prediction?
Easy, you can see from 1:27 to 1:29 in the video that the kite is clearly the fastest. :wink:

Thanks for putting this together, can't wait to see it!

Were all the rider's approximately equal in skill level in their respective classes?

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:51 pm
by jb92563
I'm thinking the Nacra will have the advantage with all that sail area in moderate wind.

The kite foiler isn't going to like the junk in the water but may be able to dodge it.

The Nacra will either cut through the junk with its extra momentum or get fouled and slow.

Pointing ability may determine the winner and that would favor the Kite Foiler.

Should be a close race I think.

Looking forward to see the full movie.

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:29 pm
by edt
u bastard only a teaser

when is viddy coming out

Marstrom 32 I haven't seen before, the nacro is a fantastic boat.

As always a lot depends on the skills of the sailors not just the boat.

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:33 pm
by ozchrisb
I should come down to the moth and the kite. The M32 doesn't foil and is probably too big for a short course like like, the NACRA F20 is interesting, but it's a one design platform with foils added. The moth and the kite should be a lot more optimized. Moths have been doing this for the longest. They're a little hampered by class rules limiting sail area though.

Re: Kite vs. Moth vs. Nacra vs. M32 teaser

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:54 am
by patrickrynne
Full vid comes out this Wednesday!

Kiter was Zach Marks, head sailing coach of the Eckerd Tritons!