Doug Lord

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About Doug Lord

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    Super Anarchist
  • Birthday 06/17/1949

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    Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Interests
    Foiler design and development,.........sailing fast,
    movable ballast systems and..... justice.

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  1. Doug Lord

    Faster ama shapes

    Planing main hull and ama hull. Two-stage ama is not designed to be sailed on but for intermittent contact with the water at speed. Probably not suited for a non-foiler-but maybe....
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    Faster ama shapes

    From Guillaume Verdier on the planing hull shapes for Gitana 17:
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    Fduck Foiling!

    Sailing: pix by Eloy Stickelbaut: pix by Dan Burke:
  4. Doug Lord

    Fire Arrow Foil System Wins Big!

    Fantastic performance by the most revolutionary trimaran foil system in the history of mankind!
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    Why so nose up on foils - IMOCA

    Yeah, too bad............ Gitana by Stichelbaut, Fire Arrow by Dan Burke:
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Dire consequences possible IF the mainfoil is being used for downforce-if not-no problem.......
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    Why so nose up on foils - IMOCA

    From a friend:
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    According to Laurent of VPLP, downforce from the mainfoil will produce 20% of the total righting moment and if you were careless and flew the foil out of the water while using downforce you could be in deep shit....... Look closely at the Macif daggerboard foil-it has breached the surface: picture from
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    Fire Arrow Foil System Wins Big!

    Between 65,000 and 120,000 for one off build(no tooling) and 6 months testing. No timeline yet but as soon as possible!
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    Pressure Drop - Foiling Upwind In 9 Knots TF35 Light Air Foiling Demon "What we have created is super innovative and totally new," explains Menec. "Our brief was to create a boat that would fly in very light wind, to be driven by an owner driver and to have electronic stability. It has been a really exciting project for us as a design team as we have created this crazy high-spec racing machine but that will be raced by small teams." picture from Pressure Drop/Team TF35:
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    Fire Arrow Foil System Wins Big!

    Technical aspects of the WOLF prototype using the Fire Arrow Foil System:
  12. Doug Lord

    Fire Arrow Foil System Wins Big!

    The technology used on the foil systems of the ULTIMS, Maserati and soon Argo is state of the art and a total revolution in fast trimaran design! An under 20' design using this system will probably prove more to more people than the big boats-and will change small boat foiling forever......
  13. Gitana 17 won the Fastnet by just seconds followed by Macif in an extremely close race. Whats really cool is that the revolutionary foil system pioneered on the Fire Arrow Test Model in 2014 was used on both boats. pix by Dan Burke: pix by Stichelbaut:
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    Fastnet 2019

    Way to go Gitana 17(first by seconds) and Macif !! But the real winner was the revolutionary foil system used by both boats......... pix by Stichelbaut- picture by
  15. Doug Lord

    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Team Gitana 17 wins Fastnet after a very close race with Macif. The revolutionary foil system used by both boats was the real winner!! "I've never experienced a finish like that before... It was incredible! We really had to work hard for this one," these initial impressions from Franck Cammas speak volumes about what the sailors had to endure aboard Edmond de Rothschild in this Fastnet Race. "It was short-lived but very intense and action-packed. We sailed a pretty good race. We spent a fair amount of time out front, but we also had our share of issues too, particularly when we hit the sandbank on exiting the Solent It could've ended right there! We knew that after that the boat wasn't racing at her full potential, but it was really great to have a competitor like Macif right beside us the whole time as that spurred us on. Macif is the reference. The crew's always quick and this clash has taught us a massive amount. Finishing things off with a victory in this way it's just fantastic", admitted the sailor from Aix-en-Provence just after crossing the finish line.