Apr 19, 2015

G4 Wipeout Video at St Barth by Jesús Renedo



Heli Video by Jesus Renedo - Typical dumb F18 sideways capsize indeed. Judge for yourself. Although they need to solve the full turtle final position. Floater/airbag at mast top like the AC72s wing for instance as they implemented at SF. Incredible that they only broke some battens after a fully upside down final stance.
The Racing G4 now needs the re work to use a possible Racer / 'cruiser' label, as we've been saying, this is a thoroughbred carbon racing weapon (more when they decided her to foil), specifically Targeted for ie  to sailors like my local friends with racing experience, with all the flying toys and the resources to buy it.

Comments by PJ: "Fantastic day of sailing ended with a dumb capsize.
Ticked that box of the test program too. Everything fine, mainsail only some broken battens, and my iphone didn't survive..
Need a quicker main dump valve on the hydraulics that's what we learned !
Only way to develop a great product even better is to test it ....
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Image Sequence by Ultimate Sailing at https://www.facebook.com/UltimateSailing

13 comments:

Oscar Lindley-Smith said...

no bare away from the helm. thought these guys were professional sailors?

Mark Thomson said...

Seems there are some ways to go before they can market this to the performance cruiser market. Fun video though :)

Michael Ehlers said...

Wrong! The picture shows the brandnew EAGLE 20 HF foiling catamaran.

This catamaran has nothing to do with the "Flyer-Yard"! Check www.eagle-cat.com. Follow the story at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eagle.cat.39

catsailingnews said...

Sorry Michael, Sunday morning and I read Flyer on Moreno's mail. Already fixed, will add link.

Michael said...

thanx for the correction! (...happens to the best...!)

moreno said...

Ok thank you for changing information.

Doug Lord said...

Martin, I can't see wands in the pictures-are you sure the foils are wand controlled?
"double Moth T system like the Stunt 9"

catsailingnews said...

I see I wand at rear beam, and straight foils. Those are not TNZ/FP Js or uptip as you call them. Will ask the guys to send a full report on the boat.

Doug Lord said...

Check the render at the top of this page: http://www.eagle-cat.com/katamarane/eagle-20-hf-katamaran/

catsailingnews said...

Talking with Gaebler now that has sailed, and a coming dedicated post with the Eagle camp. Let you know,

catsailingnews said...

T foils Doug, renders, are just that, renders. I told you that even not seeing what is underwater, that were T foils, So to end your doubts & discussion. T Foil dagger a la Solent. Ends of comms on the matter.

Ren said...

Love the completely open way of conducting business. Doin it the Dutch way! Great respect for GB!

Michael Ehlers said...

T-Foils is right, we will come up soon with tecspecs and some more Pics. Best regards from the Eagle Camp....Michael

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