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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.






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.




09 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

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




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