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Doug Lord

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Foiling Week

10 July 2014 - 11:19 PM

If you're interested in foiling you need to see the Foiling Week  presentations here:  AMAC(Bladerider, Mach II Moth), Tom Speer, Andrew MacPherson(GC32) and many others will enlighten you. What was the new development that AMAC made them turn off the cameras for, huh?

https://www.youtube....ry=Foiling Week

 

The Agenda: http://www.foilingwe...w-forum-agenda/

 

Foiling Week

10 July 2014 - 11:13 PM

If you're interested in foiling you need to see the Foiling Week  presentations here: "Phil S" was one of the presenters:

https://www.youtube....ry=Foiling Week

 

The Agenda: http://www.foilingwe...w-forum-agenda/


GC32 Line Honors in Round Island Race!

21 June 2014 - 04:45 PM

Congratulations to Andrew and all the GC32 guys in the class--light air race and Team Richard Mille won! See picture on front page.

 

 

http://www.roundthei...ce&storynum=234

 

STOP PRESS:

Team Richard Mille, the foiling GC32 is first across the finish line of the 83rd J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

They crossed the line at 15:31:39 which means they were on the race track for 8 hours and 51 minutes, exactly one hour less than the record for the longest finishing time for a line honours winner set by Thomas Ratsey back in 1931.

 

 

Mirabaud

09 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

Mirabaud used to be the largest monofoiler in the world -now it has amas!

http://mlxfoiler.wordpress.com/

 

 

Pictures from Mirabaud site and Juerg Kaufman for the "without " pix-with and  without:


Giroptic 360 degree waterproof camera-6oz-$249(?)

05 June 2014 - 02:52 AM

After the recent demise of my gopro hero2HD I've been looking for another camera. A long time ago(29 years) I did a Video Piloted Helicopter where one could sit in a van and fly the machine-it was great fun. I had plans down the line to do that with my new test model trimaran foiler.  But it would be hard to "video foil" with just the view of a gopro-like camera. This thing will change all of that allowing the remote skipper to look at the sails, the foils or whatever else! It would be like having a 3" tall person on the boat. With video goggles similar to the Oculus Rift(with head tracking) and a 2.4 or 5.8GHz video transmitter the boat could be sailed by video for less that a pound of extra weight.

Check out this camera-it's still in development but I think it can be purchased: https://www.kickstar...l-hd-360-camera