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In Topic: New full foiler

27 April 2016 - 09:45 AM

Check Tom Speer home page for Z foils modelization

In Topic: New full foiler

25 April 2016 - 08:05 AM

So, what about this new foiling cat


Do you think she is well positionned on the market versus her peers ?


How many other alternative to foil at affordable price, with a serious boat, elaborated by professional Naval Architect ?


What would be the taking off speed for this toy?


Any info regarding the price including VAT for Eurpeans customers, would be welcome, while it might change with time.


Have a good week

In Topic: 14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

25 March 2016 - 02:19 PM

As stable as the S9..... windward





In Topic: French Sailing Federation excludes foiling a-class boats from next nat

04 March 2016 - 10:12 AM

According to the infos I got from my contacts in France, it is all about retaliation and vendetta.


A floating boat company has been selling its boat in France for years, cheating the tax.

After 15 years of tax cheating,  even the most stupid little clerk of french IRS was aware of the problem.

and at the end of 2014 we have seen the price tag of this boat builder been increased by 20%: the amount of the  tax previously cheated.


Since this date, some of the boatyard friends have been subject to  IRS investigation and probably fined.

One of these friends whose interests have been aligned with the boatyard for the last 25 years, is also a FFV very good friend,

he used to work for FFV in the Tornado team during decades.


So it is very likely this situation is the result  of Bordeaux' Hill Billies plots who want to retaliate against foilers boat makers who have absolutly no responsabilities in their troubles with IRS.


The probability for this explanation is above 80% according to my contact, but I don't know how he measures  the 80%