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  1. Work in Yacht Design Offices

    The most important thing is to get out there sailing and racing, working on boats, doing anything with any boats, and then have some appreciation of what goes into the actual design side of things and why...seen too many 'graduates' from assorted schools with zero idea of the real world, and I always tell them to get out there and come back in a couple of years time and then they might be useful. Harsh maybe, but I'd take hands on experience over institutional learning any day.
  2. Quant 17 Foiler

    no change
  3. Quant 17 Foiler

    These development foils have been made significantly over length so we can trim until we get the right balance between lift and stability to match the rig/crew combination - do not assume these will be in production boats - they won't! But they do give us the basis for determining what is needed. Went through the same process on the Flo1 which started off with very similar configuration and ended up way shorter and wider,and all a necessary part and parcel of the optimisation process.
  4. Quant 17 Foiler

    Q17 is more of a narrow scowish hull - think Fireball but with some Vee in it and much longer and finer bow. Designed very much as a good boat for both sea and inland conditions, but still will bounce and carry on rather than tentpegging the crew as a more skifflike hullform or the cats will do. So an all-rounder rather than an inland waters boat. Can also sail in DSS mode when full flight is impossible because of sea conditions or just as any normal dinghy if you leave the foils ashore.
  5. Quant 17 Foiler

    slight correction - Luke Shingledecker was out in one of the production Q23s - Q17 is in-house only development sailing right now before we do a small pre-production run that others can sail and test, then we use the feedback for the definitive production boat.
  6. Quant 17 Foiler

    I think you should reserve judgement until you've actually sailed one of these boats and then have a bit of an idea of the 'boat space' - people said exactly the same about cats when they were starting out, and getting speared by a nice wave piercing bow is not going to make your day. So they should all be banned as well? Everyone sailing these sort of boats very quickly develops the necessary spatial awareness that includes the higher speeds. We've had a lot of sailors of all sorts of skill levels and backgrounds out sailing, and some with exactly the same reservations, but by the time they've had a few hours in the boats then it has become a non-issue. The boats are being actively raced in large mixed fleets so we listen to all the feedback - and no-one has come up with that concern - either those in other boats or ours.
  7. Team NZ

    Perfect angle - thanks. Doesn't matter which foil let go - if leeward rudder then windward one would be overloaded and stall out and then for sure the rig moments take over both transverse and thus heel, and longitudinally and stuff the bows and goodbye Judging by GD's charming remarks I reckon that was a direct bullseye:) I rest my case m'lud.
  8. Team NZ

    That was very careless - they should know not to run into another set of foils wake at a shallow angle, turbulence, aeration and the vorticity off the leading foil set will totally disrupt the normal flow patterns. Plenty of aircraft have been flipped A over T by tip vortexes. Sail any foiler and try and run it behind a rib propwash and soon find that out - can cross at steep angle OK with a brief excursion but they shot themselves well and truly in the foot there. Still, go get 'em the Kiwis, anything to get the cup away from Oracle and the poodles please!
  9. Older well known IOR Boats

    Hugo Kirby and ? ( can't remember his name! ) were the co- owners, Bob Fisher was asked to drive it, I got a call from Fish on the Monday and flew to Japan on Friday! Hugo would remember I'm sure - think I've got his email somewhere....also memorable was one of them throwing up over the back just before the start of race - big night it had been:) Hell of cast of entrants though - Hughie Treharne and other reprobates on SeaPly, John Kolius and many others... Careful there..that would be a Rule 26 infraction. SeaFlyer if you please. Correct - they had to change the name there:) Bit harsh with the Japanese full works teams well in evidence! We were all a bit envious to see their boats taken over by a team of white suited shore crew at the end of each race...
  10. Older well known IOR Boats

    Hugo Kirby and ? ( can't remember his name! ) were the co- owners, Bob Fisher was asked to drive it, I got a call from Fish on the Monday and flew to Japan on Friday! Hugo would remember I'm sure - think I've got his email somewhere....also memorable was one of them throwing up over the back just before the start of race - big night it had been:) Hell of cast of entrants though - Hughie Treharne and other reprobates on SeaPly, John Kolius and many others...
  11. Older well known IOR Boats

    Wings! Did the Sajima Worlds with The Fish and the two owners - was an epic series and very possibly the best ever. Long race was fun, racing between unlit islands in the middle of the night and full on thunderstorm...Fish comes back up having had a few hours off after just about getting knocked out...."where we going?"...pitch black and blowing a bit...bang and lightning flash showed up the islands..." head for the gap Fish!" Endless stories from that regatta - some repeatable, some best not:) Playing football with a lighted flare on top of the hotel at the end of the saki evening...low parapet...still got the saki barrel too! Wild racing though, Kolius nearly drowned trapped under the wires when the boat tacked on him, lots of retirements and general carnage.
  12. RORC Caribbean 600

    Maverick - mainsheet trimmer lost two fingers in a FU so they had to pull out and head for Nevis and land him.
  13. Is this the Figaro III?

    Excessive leeway?? Let me correct you, DSS foil has the lift vector arranged to be approx vertical at normal sailing angles, so has no effect on leeway.
  14. Foiling sportsboat

    Send money first and join the waiting list:)
  15. Foiling sportsboat

    Yes Michi has been racing lake of Zurich and doing very nicely thank you, check his website...