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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:41 am 
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We just got back from a Celebrity Cruise which included a stop in San Francisco at pier 35 near the finish line September 15 and 16 and saw two races that Sunday where each team won a race. On the cruise were sailing enthusiasts from whom I learned that moths were not the only small foiling sailboats. See the Little America's Cup this week in the UK with the French team Groupama's class C foiling cat with wing sail. Also recently developed is a foil kit for the laser. See video below for examples of each foiling.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAKWAzyw-s8&list=PL1892028CB1CB5B0A[/youtube]



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:11 am 
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On the second day, Sept 16, there was a Tandem Island-like kite powered foiling boat flying across the San Fran Bay doing foiling jibes. See link for videos shot that day at http://project.kiteboat.com/news/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:54 am 
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Magnus Clarke reveals the changes, the comparisons to Canaan, and what these Defending Canadian C- Class Champs have up their sleeves as the boats head to to Falmouth, UK to battle with the rest of the leaders in performance cat innovation


http://vimeo.com/72619588#


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Let us not forget the Hobie Ketterman Trifoiler!

(This is how Hobie Hooked up with Greg Ketterman... and he went on to design the MirageDrive of course!)

Production foiling sailboat. Did 35 - 45 easy!

Hobie TriFoiler

Specifications
Length: 22'
Beam: 19'
Mast Length: 18'
Sail Area: 215 Sq. Ft.
Weight: 320 lbs.

TriFoiler Owners Manual, TriFoiler Parts Guide, Support Pages: http://www.hobiecat.com/support/index.html

Promotional Video:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Point well made Matt! That tri-foiler is something special!

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