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  1. Kiwing

    Boats and foils comparison

    Fusion for me.
  2. Kiwing

    Boats and foils comparison

    Except that would make it a 6 knot current?
  3. Kiwing

    The new sailing twin skin setup

    ^ Thanks @Stingray~ Wings are on their own in this environment. I hope we see more of this.
  4. Kiwing

    Team NYYC

    If you watch the video you can see them doing it. It seems wrong because the vertical profile of the foil would seem to have force leeward, but I guess the flaps on the foil change that. Watch the video and you will see it happening. I/we are guessing how they do it, and what benefits there might be - but they are doing it with very improved VMG.
  5. Kiwing

    Team NYYC

    Ignoring the water for a moment surely the right diagram gives more RM and power from the sails? The foil is using it's flaps to generate amazing VMG for some drag?
  6. Kiwing

    Team NYYC

    I guess they can "rotate" the boat at will to arrive at the best VMG. It surprises me that they can and while the foils are the only things in the water it still looks radical to me.
  7. Kiwing

    Team NYYC

    Watch one of the videos of NYYC she is pointing away from the camera and climbing radically to windward (starboard) for a long time.
  8. Kiwing

    Team NYYC

    ^ Very interesting point. I wish I could add something. Maybe hull contributing to the force forward
  9. Kiwing

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Nathan would be good.
  10. Kiwing

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I am going to speculate that it is the "Boom and Head of the twin skill" that is the big change?
  11. Kiwing

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    LR II looks quite different from the bustle to the plimsoll line to ETNZ I.
  12. Kiwing

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    I'm in where is the bk acct?
  13. Kiwing

    Boats and foils comparison

    Lift to windward?
  14. Kiwing

    Team NYYC

    Open your eyes then. Tin skin sails, foil development for offshore races etc...