GC 32 vs MOD 70

GBH29

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Great Video...and nice to see the City of Muscat in the background. Oman seems to be a hotspot for sailing...particularly multihulls. Love it!

 

Bsquared

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Pretty even, but camera boat kept moving relative to both boats; impossible to tell from video. I want a ride on both :)

 

Terrorvision

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Great Video...and nice to see the City of Muscat in the background. Oman seems to be a hotspot for sailing...particularly multihulls. Love it!
Yeah, that's not Muscat! oman Sail squanders their millions far away from those shores!

 
mod 70 was underpowered. if not, it would have easily walked away.
Once you're flying the main hull, any more sail area is just parasitic drag. Given that the Mod 70 was semi-foiling on the leeward ama, it's a pretty good demonstration that size doesn't matter, once you're on the foils. Yes, in rough water the 70 is going to march away, but in the smooth water of the Great Sound, it doesn't seem that there would be a big speed advantage to bigger boats in the AC...it's just that the crashes won't be as spectacular - that is why we watch, isn't it? This is supposed to be like NASCAR, right?!

 
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Vang Tang

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In this vid, the 32 was fast unitl the bow dove under (not shown) The mod was stable fast, the 32 was scary fast. Scary fast isn't sustainable if it takes 110% concentration 110% of the time.

Both very cool though.

 
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Fastisfunner

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If not for the need to attract spectators with large teams running around, it's possible that the ultimate foiling platform would keep shrinking to the point where the AC could be sailed in 25 footers. We could call it the Little AC..

 
Slight tangent question what is the at rue upwind angle a foiled cat can sustain? Most of these videos show, based on the waves, downwind to the true wind angle. Or on a reach. I'm curious if they can do 30 to 40° angles since they are for foiling

 
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