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  1. barney

    best new foiler for beginner?

    That is a pretty amazing feat.
  2. barney

    To Foil or not to Foil, that is the question

    Having never sailed an A-cat I keep wondering what makes it so much more difficult to foil upwind than downwind. The scary part I can understand. For me at least on the moth it is actually way easier. I've had to sail back a couple of times even with a broken pushrod and I could manage it upwind, not so much downwind. Waves makes much less difference upwind too.
  3. barney

    AC45F Lux for sale

    It might not be that bad anymore. This team has been sailing what seems to be the ex french boat for a couple of years now. https://m.facebook.com/ExtremeSailingTeam/
  4. barney

    Foiling Technique Anarchy

    Right, thanks! Your boat must be closer to Tom's setup then.
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    Foiling Technique Anarchy

    Okay, this actually makes sense. Wasn't really sure about the other option couse it is not how my boat is behaving. I've been using the AMAC setup, with relatively higher AOA on the main foil so I always have to add more lift on the rudder to keep the bow down going downhill.
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    Foiling Technique Anarchy

    He says he's changing he pitch of the boat when changing modes. (@55 minutes) What's the reason of sailing more bow up in low mode compared to high mode?
  7. barney

    Buying a Moth

    Trapezing feels pretty intimidating to me on a foiling boat. Makes very spectacular content on youtube when it all goes wong though.
  8. barney

    best new foiler for beginner?

    I don't see why turning corners on the foils is a necessity for a beginner foiler. It surely makes racing more tactical but for recreational reasons i don't think it's a huge deal. If they can foil upwind, it is already much better compared to sportsboats or most dinghies that only plane downhill.
  9. barney

    best new foiler for beginner?

    Great episode. Can't wait for the next one!
  10. Does the world series count to the AC or the Prada cup, even a little bit, as it used to?
  11. barney

    49er learning curve

    This large mixed fleet racing on a small lake looks so cool. Amazing that there are 100+ boats on the line in the middle of the winter.
  12. barney

    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    Last day of racing was really good. Tom's commentary was interesting, so was the silver fleet racing! Great interviews as well. Interesting that Amac is betting on the larger wings, while Greenhalgh is saying the small wings of the Bieker is better. Also, KA stopped making standard non-DS sails? Are we really at the point where they are really that good in the light marginal winds? Straight booms could really make a comeback with the kingposts getting longer again, otherwise the mast could just snap if the boom is attached higher up.
  13. barney

    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    recording of the gold fleet racing:
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    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    Coverage and commentary was really good with just only two drones. Really good job! If only the video quality could be better. I'd rather watch a full length recording in good quality than shitty quality live though.
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    2019 Chandler Macleod Moth worlds

    Lots of on-the-water pictures, but hard to see the technical details. Would be cool if you could take some in the dinghy park. Thanks!