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  1. Foilers: brushing off seaweeds?

    Reattaching flows are very tricky though. What helps for one type of boat in certain situations may possibly be the wrong thing for another boat or in other situations. I would like to see some hard data about it.
  2. Foilers: brushing off seaweeds?

    Is this true? Can you explain it or point me to any references?
  3. Moth decksweeper and lowered mast stumps

    There's an old thread on the boat design list with lots of examples of multiperson monofoilers: https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/new-high-performance-monofoilers.25366/
  4. 2018 moth worlds - bermuda (march 25 - april 1st)

    Some preliminary racing in Florida a couple of weeks ago... http://usmothclass.com/2018-us-nationals-recap-struble-wins/
  5. Moth Foiler & Back bone issue

    Phil: I know that Chris Rashley had a serious issue with his back just prior to the 2015 Worlds, but was still able to compete & place very near the top. Do you know more precisely what his injury involved and what he had to do to cope with it?
  6. Super foiled configuration

    Here's another moderately successful attempt with bow mounted foils. Gary Seaman (who also sailed sailboards in California) won a speed-trial against the D-Cat Beowulf in about 1972. That was in fairly light conditions (but still foiling). The boat was quite a handful when it blew harder though.
  7. EC2018 Thread

    CCock & DeSea aren't shown as having made CP2 yet. They didn't skip it, did they?
  8. EC2018 Thread

    WaterTribe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/440773022707818/
  9. Everglades Challenge 2018

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/440773022707818/ http://www.watertribe.com/Default.aspx
  10. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    Like this? (Figure from Ian Ward)
  11. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    So far, they're not entered. https://www.regattatoolbox.com/entryList?eventID=WYEX9X6zFL
  12. C-Class Little Cup news

    That's pretty funny! I do happen to be a retired aero engineer with some CFD experience (not that it makes any difference). I'm not sure why Erwan was admonishing me to pay attention to your posts; I thought we were saying essentially the same thing.
  13. C-Class Little Cup news

    Are you sure you're computing the speeds correctly? Your saying "Sum of all drags = driving force (@ constant speed)" makes me doubt it, since the aero & hydro drags act in very different directions & cannot be simply added. I also think you would need something more powerful than a hand-held calculator to do the calculations. Even the relatively simple VPP's that I've written require several hundred lines of code.
  14. Moths in Annapolis/DC

    Maybe you could ask at one of these sites, or directly email the officers: