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    Clubswan 125

    Except My Song wasn’t designed by Juan K
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    Clubswan 125

    Richard Gillies and Killian Bushe have also been involved.
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    DSS Foil Why did Wild Oats stop using it?

    No I wasn’t educated in the US of A. In the context of a sailboat. Going two thirds faster again is an order of magnitude. Otherwise the phrase is useless unless the sailboat increased in speed a few hundred knots. keep it in context FWT
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    DSS Foil Why did Wild Oats stop using it?

    I don’t know. A 67% increase in speed seems a pretty reasonable amount to refer to as an order of magnitude.
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    DSS Foil Why did Wild Oats stop using it?

    Maybe Ingvall had polished that turd as much as humanly possible by then.
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    Clubswan 125

    I don’t know.
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    DSS Foil Why did Wild Oats stop using it?

    Rather than focus on the trade mark etc, I’m thinking about how the idea works.
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    DSS Foil Why did Wild Oats stop using it?

    CQS wasn’t really DSS. It was a poor implementation of the idea, done badly. I like the idea over a F3 or similar as much simpler. Also, unlike virtually all other foil ideas, it can be fully retracted so doesn’t increase wetted surface at all when retracted. when used in a boat designed for it, or seriously lacking form stability, it seems to work well. For big cruisers, reduces heel angle and pitching, so less spilt drinks and canapés vomited on the rug. A win:win.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I think that the “control” position on HB is the main potential benefit, being just aft of the mast, near the middle of the boat, rather than in an aft cockpit. I suspect that the travel in these boats is far more comfortable closer to the foils than way aft. This could be decisive for reducing fatigue in the VG.
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Indeed. I wonder whether they have even bothered talking to the likes of RORC, IMA and Rolex etc about working together rather than creating confusion. Somehow I doubt it!
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    Wildthing

    Boat has been renamed “Family Affair” I think
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    The tooling for the 65s doesn’t exist anymore. So there can’t be any new builds. And all owners of existing 65s had to sign an agreement that if they didn’t do the race then 6 months before the start TOR have a compulsory purchase order.
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