It that interview, Sirena clarifies something that seems all too obvious, but will be the key to winning.
The secret is to always fly!
It also points out that this may end up being a cup with a lot of aggressive sailing.
The penalty of falling off the foils has never been so great.
So the incentive/strategy to knock your opponent off their foils will be paramount in winning races. It doesn't matter how fast you boat is if you are forced to sail your hull on the water.
What is the secret to winning with these new, flying boats, never seen before?
“What counts is speed and who maneuvers better. The start will be upwind, and therefore positioning will be fundamental. Then, being the racing field limited by imaginary boundaries, the skill will be to push the opponent against these lines that must not be crossed and thus force him to maneuver and fall from the foils. There is a difference of about 15 knots in speed between flight and classic attitude in the water. Now, you have to think that the boat rises on the foils when it reaches 19 knots, if you fall it then takes several seconds to regain this speed: if in the meantime the opponent continues to fly, it grinds hundreds of meters and you don't catch it anymore. The secret is to always fly ".