Search results

  1. 17mika

    Buying an old moth, a Bladerider. Mistake or not?

    I have an extreme solution for that (it has pros and cons). I always keep shrouds/prodder connected to the boat/wings, all the time. When I rig the sail, I just put it on the boat, connect prodder and stays to the mast, then put mast up and tie the forestay to the boar. Mic
  2. 17mika

    New Moth revealed

    aerocet and xploders platform are definitely a bit easier than the biekers, with more "working space"on deck. speedwise in my view all are getting pretty similar, just in my perception the biekers still have a little speed advantage downwind, due to foils. buildwise I've seen pretty well the...
  3. 17mika

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 37

    hard to say. only real comparison I saw was at last year worlds, where in my opinion Checco was better in the starts I saw, while ruggi was already superior in boathandling (ex tacks), where checco cannot be as good as the younger guys. then they also had different boats, and they came very...
  4. 17mika

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 37

    I may sound repetitive, but Ruggi just won the nacra 17 world with 3 races to spare! currently he and Caterina have 15 points in 15 Races, with 1 discard! can anybody rember anything like that in the whole history of Olympic sailing? https://nacra17.org/events/2022-world-championship/#results...
  5. 17mika

    New Moth revealed

    sorry do not remember details about purchase. I've seen various systems at the worlds, all pretty basic. thin rope pulling forward on the prodder, which then goes down the mast and on the wings. Another purchase added below so it goes 4:1, but I am not really sure. the chat was that it gives...
  6. 17mika

    Buying an old moth, a Bladerider. Mistake or not?

    on my rocket I have 125-100 as range, given my setup of continuous line (no bungee) more than 25cm donnot get practical. on mach2, which has longer vertical foils something like 140-110 or 135-105 makes sense, assuming a 30cm range. I agree with phil than what matters is the capability to...
  7. 17mika

    What foiler?

    yup. md3 moth designed by gonzalo redondo, built by the exploder guys in poland. I am not really sure if %how ovington is in it (selling final product?)
  8. 17mika

    Buying an old moth, a Bladerider. Mistake or not?

    hi! with your boat I would just get a used sail for your 530/535 mast, and save money for a new ship if /when you decide to upgrade. to get a new ds sail for your boat you would need do what phil said, but it involves some work and some margine of error. for instance for my first ds, i cut my...
  9. 17mika

    International 14 Worlds 2022

    Shipping costs are really going into the "insane" territory this year, from what I am seeing. Really hard to get it done
  10. 17mika

    18ft Skiffs in Lake Garda for Mark Foy European Championship

    They're no more the fastest things on water, but I gotta say that nothing beats the look of an 18 with the small rig sending it in 20 knots..
  11. 17mika

    INEOS Team GB

    I guess the issue here is that teams are looking for pure power, which means that they just need big people with big legs that can create a lot of power from cycling. And I guess this identikit does not match with those of pro road cyclists. Maybe, just maybe, with some Track cyclists, but I...
  12. 17mika

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 37

    no idea honestly. I have not heard it, but I am not really up to date on sailgp PS currently Ruggi&Caterina have less than 1/3 of the point of second at the Euros. insane! https://nacra17.org/events/2022-european-championship/#results
  13. 17mika

    INEOS Team GB

    I meant it would make sense to have him oboard ineos. but no Idea if it is going to happen
  14. 17mika

    INEOS Team GB

    It would definitely make sense, and would be pretty cool. Anyway I see no announcement of the olympic break, even if Dylan is not actually doing the Euros
  15. 17mika

    Team American Magic

    Chat in the boatpark at foiling week was that Tom will drive starboard and Goodie port. I have zero idea whether this is true or not :D
  16. 17mika

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 37

    Anyone knows why this "radio silence"? I know there is a lot of work being performed in Cagliari, I wonder that probably they want to start communicating stuff later. Building setup /sailing team etc... It will be interesting to see who will drive the ship... the more the time passes, the more...
  17. 17mika

    New Moth revealed

    Fun short weekend, just 2 days for me, but great parties (great organizzation by Luca Rizzotti and Fraglia Malcesine) and good racing. On my side, saturday I was a bit rusty, yesterday I finally felt great. I's a pity we just did 1 race, I finally rememberd how to sail and race. Let's hope I can...
  18. 17mika

    New Moth revealed

    Most new designs start racing today at foiling week. It will be interesting to see a big fleet with Dylan in the Aerocet, some good guys in the Biekers (goodie, simon hiscocks) and Ruggi in the Manta. looking at entrants I do not see top guys in the new exploders, I guess we will need to wait...
  19. 17mika

    Buying an old moth, a Bladerider. Mistake or not?

    cool! Yep, listen to advice of Riley and the other guys that actually saw you sailing the thing more than us! also all very nice guys (at least those I chatted with at the worlds). I just can add: - that I've done a lot of experimenting with lowriding speed, and yep on most designs you need to...
  20. 17mika

    New Moth revealed

    just to add to phil, latest sails have very good range so most guys are ok with 1 rig, but a stiffer and a softer rig (or as phil said just softer top to deopwer) just better manage the extremes. but as I said, it is just stuff for the pros, all of us are ok with 1 rig. At the worlds some of...
Top