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

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

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 pm

Team New Zealand sailing today:


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

Postby davesails7 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:59 pm

Is the Hauraki Gulf usually this calm? I read they went with monohulls to better handle the seas of the Hauraki Gulf, but every video I've seen has been fairly flat water.

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

Postby edt » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:00 pm

The reason for mono hulls is politics. Some old timers said they won't race the catamarans others said they won't race slow non foiling boats so we get the flying toad

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

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:18 pm

I doubt we will see it, but this AC75 monohull would smoke an AC50 catamaran around a course, and perhaps in a straight line. Watch the tacks in this video, almost no lost speed because they are so much heavier and hence carry a lot of momentum through the tack. Still going to be something else watching these monsters match race.

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

Postby Dave_5280 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:52 pm

AC75’s foils have controllable flaps like an airplane wing, which when extended would give them more lift at slower speeds.

Seems like that might a useful idea for board foils also.

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

Postby edt » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:38 am

No doubt this is the fastest sailboat around a course ever made. Looks weird but so fast. I want to hear this thing miked up it must groan from all the strain

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

Postby SimonP » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:57 pm

davesails7 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Is the Hauraki Gulf usually this calm? I read they went with monohulls to better handle the seas of the Hauraki Gulf, but every video I've seen has been fairly flat water.
Spring-time is mostly westerlies and off-shore winds. Both boats seem to be practicing on the inner harbour courses for some reason, maybe they are nervous about big chop while they are still learning. Easterlies are more likely in February and the chop / swell can be much bigger.
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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Bille » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:38 am

edt wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:38 am
No doubt this is the fastest sailboat around a course ever made. Looks weird but so fast. I want to hear this thing miked up it must groan from all the strain
:thumb:
Me Also !!

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

Postby ieism » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:51 am

Are they using cyclist on these too, or is that against the rules.

These look better than the catamaran on the water, I think they might be slightly saver too. The smaller training boat that torpedoed the other day just kept going.


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