The loss of waterline at planing speed IS THE FUCKING POINT.They're loosing a bit of water line length there with that bow. Definatly not an all rounder. Even less so then Comanche
^^^^^^ This. And the planing bit is in between 1.5 and 3.0. I saw Comanche hit 2.89 during this race. She may have gone even faster.A planing hull is a super-cavitating foil. A foil with only flow underneath creating lift by high pressure, no flow over the top creating lift by low pressure. Across the water-air interface, supercritical foils work because it’s like an almost perfect near zero (relative) pressure above.
But all foils, including supercavitating foils, see increased lift to drag as aspect ratio Is increased.
This is exactly opposite of displacement speed sailing, where long and skinny is much better.
Lesson: if you want to go up to about 1.5 x sqrt(wl) then go long and skinny. If you want to normally go faster than 1.5 x sqrt(wl) them go fat and short. If you want to go faster than say 3 x sqrt(wl) then go foiling with active controlled foils, and hull is just pure aero drag, so again go long and skinny (like a sail plane fuselage).
No but he might be "sure".....Are you shore of that ?
I remember reading about a power boat that set a course record for a Sydney to Hobart as well.
its interesting to see how few boats are on that list, especially when you realize a couple are there with multiple names like Banq Pop V / spindrift 2
If you want the fastest time ignoring the rules, usually called the course record, that belongs to Sean Langman with Team Australia :lol:
pretty sure those are outriggers, then again I know fuck all about maxis.
This has been done to death. They are classified as whisker poles under IRC, or they were. I can't recall whether IRC has moved against them but race boats have been using them for some while now.pretty sure those are outriggers, then again I know fuck all about maxis.
See the Wild Thing Thread for all the latest pics and info on this boat above.Has it been sold? Or is that the Old Esimit Europa ?
There was a boat Christening at the Yacht Club de Monaco this weekend, for a boat wich looks awfully similar!
I am not aware of any other slim 100 Footers around, it is also entered for the Rolex Maxi Cup in Porto Cervo.
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