Sent by Matt Mc Donald -
"We recently ran our first water test on a new 18’ foiling tri. Falcon
built all the tooling and has constructed the initial boat. It has
glass/foam core hulls, with carbon mast, beams and foils. The concept
is by Hydrosail Inc.and Dr Sam Bradfield, developers of a variety of
other foiling designs. (Scat, NF3, Rave to name a few)
Some pics attached. This was
more about making sure the vessel worked than trying to get publicity,
we'll get more soon.
was the very first water test and a complete success. The boat took
flight in a bare 6 knots of wind and quickly accelerated to 12-14 once
We have a few mods being made to
the sail plan (note the very small F16 jib temporarily rigged) and hope
to back in the water for a second round of testing next week.
This particular platform will be used for a variety of testing and continued development. Hard wing sails etc are in the works. Hydro sail will be offering this as a semi production race boat for those looking for a bit more tech and thrill."
Matt McDonald - Falcon Marine
Nacra 17 Worlds 2015 , Day 3 Results after 5 races: catsailingnews.com/2015/07/nacra-17-worlds-2015-aarhus-day-2.html