Well if you are a kiwi journo it will look like this: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/96708812/americas-cup-to-be-raced-in-foiling-monohulls-confirms-italian-challenger-of-record
When you say soft wings, do you mean something like Camber induced or RAF type sails? I have not seen any soft foils on a big mono.I'd venture to guess that there will be no manually powered hydraulics. It takes a pretty small battery to yield the equivalent energy of 3-4 pro grinders and it costs a lot less. Recovering 50% of the energy to cant isn't that difficult if your timing through the tack/gybe is good and incentives optimal turns, which will be an interesting challenge.
Add soft wings and get the crew size down to 3-4 and there's actually a chance it might develop some solutions that are applicable to club racing, which is something that foiling cats will never do based on storage footprint alone.
..so multis isnt "real world" ?After all, they want to push the sport forward, and by doing it in a mono, it might actually trickle down to the rest of us real world sailors.
That would be dumb. I thought proper sail boats were boats that used a sail and the wind as opposed to a motor and diesel? Hence the sport and hobby - Sailing.Reading this quote I get the impression that LR never really considered multihulls to be "proper" sail boats:
I'd trust what this fella has to say.I asked several ETNZ team members after the win what the next boat would look like. They pretty much came out and said it would be a foiling mono. Fully foiling for that matter. Minimum 60ft, soft sails with at least 10 sailors actually sailing, not cycloring. I asked the question, how could you tack/gybe and stay on the foils or even stay fast if you had to swing a canting keel around the place???
The answer surprised me. "If we're smart, we could do it without the lead!"
ie. No canting keel!
What would this look like?...
Maybe in ten years we will all need double wide births for our triangle shaped monos? Who knows...
This is what we are going to see I think. And it is going to surprise the sailing world. After all, they want to push the sport forward, and by doing it in a mono, it might actually trickle down to the rest of us real world sailors.
Given the designers working on this concept and some of their recent work, I have total faith that it is going to be an amazing class.
I have a feeling it's going to be a monster! Can't wait to geek out on the details with all you shmucks!
Except that the transom will be boxed square rather than elliptical. Much less drag.The boats will look like this:
Pegasus Bay, might work well with the legendary nor'wester, no?if the 2020 cup is held anywhere except wellington in July, then foiling monohulls will be a joke unless they define a reaching only course.
To be fair, it's always been "fringe", no? Even a bit "alternative"...so multis isnt "real world" ?
If they get rid of the lead, it would have to look something like an evolution of the super fouler imoI'd trust what this fella has to say.