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  1. If they can make Commanche work, at a beam of 8 meters, then a 75 footer at 6-8 meters beam with control foils outside that for leverage, is now wider than an AC50...
  2. Ditch the Keel all together Lateral stability from the foils before foiling Use form stability + pitch control on windward foil to create windward downforce. Smaller rigs, Higher speeds
  3. Pure Speculation, but I think the kitefoils in the light would probably beat an AC50, say a Banga light wind foil under 15 kts, and a moses foil 20-30 kts. In the medium / heavy, i think they would be close . Seaway would become an issue for both , the kiter more than the cat i would be almost positive towards 30kts. they have developed quite a bit over the last couple years, and are going more and more towards higher aspect, ultra high modulus thinner solid Carbon sections. I think some of the race foils may only have 9 to 10mm mast in the water, on foils a similar thickness up front, and maybe 5 - 6 mm at the rear. Just as was revealed by the AC50 crews, the rear kite foil stabilizer is tuned to match the hydro-dynamic drag, so that the more there is, the more downforce it provides, this stops the balance point of the kitesurfer from shifting due to the foil speed through the water, instead it only shifts due to sail shape reference apparent wind and groundspeed.
  4. Seychelles Cruising

    Beanie - what sort of line should I take ? 40 - 80 pound range?
  5. Kablaaaam. 20 kts upwind, 25 degrees off the breeze..... beat that!
  6. True - but the real technology is with the kite foil design. They have all the lift minus the drag, manual height control, 40 kts downwind, 21-22kts upwind at higher angles than most monos
  7. Seychelles Cruising

    Mate - I was going to ask about the fishing.... Sounds like there are fish everywhere!
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    You have to wonder what the cost and conditions would be to charter a 70 million dollar race boat for a week!
  9. Seychelles Cruising

    ... just not into cruising yet....
  10. Seychelles Cruising

    Thanks..... Someone sank a lagoon with the above deck hatches open? Sounds like an insurance job
  11. It's about time you had a post from me.... I give you "the Destroya" It will foil upwind 30 - 45 off the wind, max speed over 40 kts, crew of 2 Scrub center of bouyancy, the whole thing is airborne !
  12. Seychelles Cruising

    Hey guys, I'm putting a trip together for a few friends, with a 2 - 3 week bareboat in the Seychelles. Anyone who has been around there provide any A - good areas to see B - areas to avoid, and C - Good Fishing Areas Nick
  13. Rolex Wild Oats XI

    So wats the measure....... Black jack if winds are light, but probably going to be oats if the wind is normal?
  14. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    They had less than 10% in the fastnet, and it was all they needed to overhaul both Kerr 46's.....upwind isn't their strong point for sure, but then again, you've got to bet on something.... banging the corners half a knot faster sure as hell sucks balls compared to 2-3 kts faster reaching, unless windward/leewards are your thing.
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    These guys will go scarily well in beam reach conditions.... https://www.maverick49.com/news-2/fastnet-review