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    Moth, A class, F16 & F18HT sailing.
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    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Have you ever built competitive A class?
  3. Maybe it will look like blue arrow
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    Absolutely. 10 seconds differences between two boats makes 35m at 7kts and 200m at 40 knots. Visually and tactically, it's not the same thing at all.
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    New S1 by Michele Petrucci

    BenchWarmer, you are right: so far no semi planning cat has shown superior performances (I still remember the F5, done in the 80's by Fred Frilloux...). But things might be different here. I think this is the first time a light cat, single handed with genaker has semi planning hull. All the parameters are good : very light boat + loads of power. Remember than before ETNZ found the right combinaison, no fully foiling multihull showed better performance than regular displacement boats. We'll see if ITA is right. Anyway, this project is too interesting to be trashed now.
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    New S1 by Michele Petrucci

    Watch the topics on the first page : weta, nacra 15, diam 24, phantom essential, whisper 18. All development class... Everybody has the right to create new one design boats except Petrucci ? I have raced nacra, hobie, international foiling moth, bimare and A class. I have more than 30 years of sailing behind me. I am not in the sailing business. And I am not racing anymore. If I want to buy a foiling boat from ita16 if he creates one that fits my needs, would you call this lack of objectivity, or experience? Last thing: nobody forces you to buy the S1. And if it is a good boat, then it is very interesting for the future.
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    New S1 by Michele Petrucci

    With people like you, WetnWild, the first catamaran would have never been created. The S1 could be a "modern" version of the Shadow, by Y. Loday. Many years ago, I was happy that Bimare created the 18HT (in fact I preferred the first version, with less sail area). Thanks to them, I was sailing a boat that was much easier for me and my wife than the big 180kg's F18. Now, I really enjoy sailing their X16F, which is perfect for us. Is the viper better? I don't know. Maybe. But I don't care, I enjoy sailing my bimare and it is enough for me. I would like to try their S9. This S1 seems to me very interesting. If I sail it one day and I don't like it, I will criticize. But now, I have no data showing me it is a bad boat. I hope one day they will do a double handed foiler. I will buy it immediately.
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    I don't really believe they could be so wrong in every aspect. I suspect that either design or built was a complete mess, leading to sailing, personnel, schedule issues... etc.. I think that poor design was the starting point of all their problems: The whole project definitively failed when JK put his final signature to the drawings.