Yeah, I'd put my money on foiling craft with hwingsails on something like the Vestas sail rocket or maybe one of these new America's Cup monofoilers if they went back to a wing instead of a soft sail.
This is incorrect, two small kites are worse than one bigger and very probably even more difficult to handle. Size does not affect a lot for efficiency (L/D ratio), or if you want to be precise bigger kite works with higher RE number and is more efficient. Stacking kites is quite a lot like biplane airplanes or even worse triplanes, they lose for efficiency.RedSky wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:48 am
If you want to go fast then use a small kite in very high wind. I don't know much about sailing on water but I imagine that using a hydrofoil design and two small kites in very high wind might work.
One small kite won't be enough and a larger kite has too much drag.
THAT changes things ; not a record for pure kite-power .
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