Nacra 15 Qualifiers BA 2018. Live Tracking at

Oct 23, 2017

C-Class Rafale II mold built by ÉTS

Didactic mold built  video sent  & made by the students at École de Technologie Supérieure located in Montréal , of their C-Class Rafale II, a new version of their previous C built in 2015.

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Original project details here

Nacra 15 Qualifiers for Buenos Aires Youth Olympics 2018

Images by Laurens Morel - / Nacra 15 Class Assoc , full gallery here. Nacra 15 Qualifiers for Europe & Africa. Live Tracking at

Nacra 15 Class

Monday 23rd : 14.00 Practice Race
Tuesday 24th : 11.30 racing (4 races back to back)
Wednesday 25th : 11.30 racing (4 races back to back)
Thursday 26th : 11.30 racing (4 races back to back)
Friday 27th : 11.30 racing (4 races back to back)

GC32 Extreme Sailing Series @San Diego 2017: SAP Extreme 1st

All images Lloyd Images  . Live replay Day 4 & Day 3.  Below  Press release sent by Extreme Sailing Series.
SAP EXTREME SAILING TEAM CLAIMS VICTORY IN SAN DIEGO, EXTENDS OVERALL SERIES LEADBrilliant sailing by Danish-flagged boat highlights final day of racing, successful Series debut in America’s Finest City

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2017 – It was déjà vu for both SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it took the final race to decide the winner of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego on Sunday. In the end, it was the Danish-flagged boat SAP Extreme Sailing that held their nerve to claim victory.

With tensions running high and teams pushing hard on the final day of the Act, there were two collisions within the final two races. As SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi fought for pole position, a simultaneous battle for third raged between Oman Air and Red Bull Sailing Team. But the Omani syndicate fell foul of a penalty and watched Red Bull Sailing Team sail its way onto the podium.

“We’re stoked. It was great to finish the double-points race with an impressive win and it sealed the week for us,” said Kiwi helm Adam Minoprio, who sailed alongside Rasmus Køstner, Pierluigi de Felice, Mads Emil Stephensen and Richard Mason, with Jes Gram-Hansen as coach.

“The last three days we’ve sailed well. Today we had a few hiccups. We put a bit of pressure on

Oct 20, 2017

GC32 Extreme Sailing Series @San Diego 2017: Alinghi leads

Images & report sent by Ryan Hall  & Extreme Sailing Series . Tomko & the F18 US crew  on board Demetrio Lupe Tortilla had their racing debut on the GC32s. They will need time to adapt, as no matter how you are, you need to get to know the beast. Same process the Arg F18 guys have to endure, and continue to experience.
Alinghi leads, followed by Land Rover BAR, Ainslie at the helm.
LAND ROVER BAR ACADEMY SHOWS ITS FORM BUT ALINGHI SNEAKS AHEAD ON OPENING DAY IN SAN DIEGOFirst six GC32 races, opening day of kiteboarding invitational highlight successful Extreme Sailing Series debut in America’s Finest City

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2017 – Alinghi and Land Rover BAR Academy were the teams to beat on the opening day of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego on Thursday. But it was the Swiss who demonstrated their prowess in the light winds and took the overnight lead as they left the Brits floundering in the final race.

For Alinghi’s helm Arnaud Psarofaghis it was a good day at the office. The defending champion currently sits in third on the overall leader board and the pressure is on as it nears the end of the season.

“We’ve had a great day. The boat was going fast and we had consistent results. We had some really

Oct 18, 2017

A-Class North Americans 2017 @San Diego YC: Wrap-up video

Video by Moagel Pioneer Media Haus  / & sent by Bailey White / US Class Assoc. Great video but leaves you wanting to see more footage, from Struble for ie. Excellent foiling conditions for this 2017 NAs held at San Diego Yacht Club.

- NAs 2017  Report by Bruce Mahoney here
- Results: here

2017 Saint-Barth Cata Cup on Schedule

Image by Pierrcik Contin - Great effort by the organization to being able to held this year edition. Press release sent by
The Saint-Barth Cata Cup On Schedule!
No one will soon forget that on the night of September 5 to 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma, one of the most devastating storms of the century, unleashed its full fury on the island of Saint Barthélemy. In the past weeks, with an enormous display of solidarity, the residents have been actively working toward the island’s reconstruction, with one common goal: that daily life should get back to normal. Motivated by that shared objective, as well as their energy and courage, the organizers of the Saint-Barth Cata Cup decided to maintain the 10th edition of the event on November 13-20, 2017. The challenge is huge, but with the support of the sponsors and encouragement from the racers, everyone felt it was important to bring such activities, as well as hope and joy back to Saint-Barth.

“The decision to hold this 10 th anniversary edition of the Saint-Barth Cata Cup or not after the

Oct 17, 2017

Argentine Código Rojo Racing' GC32 heads to Punta del Este

Video filmed & edited by Juan Faustín. I couldn't travel to test the GC32 in Europe, so my friends of the 'Código Rojo Racing' GC32 will bring it to the Southern hemi for us to have a good ride at Punta del Este this summer. The Argentine team participating in the GC32 Racing Tour will be training there towards the 2018 season.

French Foil Windsurfing Nats @St Malo: Images by Eric Bellande

Oct 16, 2017

Bordeaux Cataraid 2017: Images by Christophe Pit

GC32 Racing tour @Marseille OD 2017: Zoulou 1st, Real Team tour Champ

All images Gilles Martin Raget & GC32 Racing Tour press. - Pics & report sent by GC32 Racing Tour
Champagne for Zoulou, caviar for Realteam Victors were crowned on this final day of Marseille One Design, also the last day of competition on the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour.

Esteban Garcia’s Realteam, skippered by Jérôme Clerc, is the winner of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour. Following her victories at Riva and a ‘come from behind’ win in Calvi, Realteam’s third place at Marseille One Design was enough for the Swiss team to claim the overall Tour prize in 2017. Six points behind was American Jason Carroll’s Argo, just one ahead of Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! from Japan.

While Realteam’s championship victory looked almost secure this morning, Clerc said they had to

Oct 14, 2017

GC32 Racing Tour @Marseille OD 2017: Day 3

A-Cat North Americans 2017 @San Diego YC: Report by Bruce Mahoney

Images & report sent by Bailey White / US Class Assoc / Bruce Mahoney.  Bruce had a good Worlds at Sopot and continues to elevate his level. Back in 2015 North Americans he got second behind Matt Struble. At San Diego he was the only taking bullets from Mischa in perfect foiling conditions, a god sign of Bruce level. Below his report of past week North Americans held at San Diego Yacht Club.
2017 A Class North Americans
By Bruce Mahoney

The 50th Anniversary of the A Class North American Championship was held in San Diego Bay on October 5th-8th. Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club, the event was held on the Silver Strand State Beach which is halfway down Coronado Island. The sailing area was well protected with flat water and great racing conditions for the Classics and Foilers alike.

San Diego is a long way from the larger East Coast fleets in the US, but the A Catters saddled up and

Oct 12, 2017

Rapido 60' Trimaran Sailing @Hauraki Gulf

Yesterday we published a 42 foot Trimaran from Grainger, a performance cruiser. Rapido Trimarans / have gone farther in size with their 60' offering.  Designed by another multihull specialists like Morrelli & Melvin. This boat looks like a dream come true for those waning to cruise and go fast as possibly can be done for such wide internal space and accommodation distribution. Great design by Morrelli & Melvin. Check video above from the Hauraki Gulf with nice drone shots.

Ferdinand van West (former F18 World Champ working with MM) comments on the Rapido 60:  "The second boat got launched in NZ, I  sailed #01 in the Med the other day and we were doing 14knots upwinds whilst cooking in the spacious kitchen

One of the Rapido 60 Innovative solutions are the discontinuous beams which end in strong autoclaved beam bulkheads, providing a much better walk-through interior layout through the mainhull.

Its a really nice concept. A Cruising boat with lots of space to live but also storage and at the same time you have the performance of an F18".-
Below pics of  boat #1 lines, plus interior accomodations:

G32s @Marseille One Design 2017: Day 1

F18 Decksweeper by 1D

We've been publishing F18 Decksweeper Mainsails from Mischa, Goodall, Brewin & Oxo. This is one to the left is from Marton Balazs / 1D Sails.

After some initial tests & feedback Marton has come up with the first in-factory designed foot '' 'flap' I've seen so far. Till now in the A-Class for ie has been used it but as an add-on.

For this new F18 DS cut (Loft picture below) the flap comes from the original design. This feature its necessary when you apply full cunningham to your F18 mainsail, if not you will get a deformation as seen in some F18 DS first versions. Batten placement is key as we wrote in previous  post earlier today.

Below comments from Marton Balazs on his DS design. Plus some virtual wind tunnel tests we did with the Scorpion & his standard & DS sails. More material in the future about the tests. More pics & info on 1D go to fb web /
1D DeckSweeper Main Sail by Marton Balazs
I was working on our DS sail just right after the last Australian F18 Nationals but put it aside as the 1D team sailed normal mainsails at the Worlds. After the regatta, as many requests came from customers as well, I have finalized the first version and launched the first serial production sails.

The first sail got 4th on the Spanish Nationals on a Shockwave.

Due to other projects, I was running lots of analysis and looking for the effect of the gap between the tramp and sail, and how the snuffer disturbs the flow around the lower part of the sail and the interaction with the jib.

After this work, I had a quite good view to decide in which direction to go. I like the version with a boom as the structural studies gave me a more positive view on sails and shapes using it.

Many of our team members told us that we should try the boomless version as well. Now we go for it for the St Barth regatta coming next month.

After talking through the alternatives, we came up with newer dimensions and leech shape. Plus a designed kink which creates a flap on the decksweeper  foot. This translate to the DS foot always touching the tramp with zero cunningham and with full cunni as well, without killing the shape of the sail.

We have used this solution on other DS, like on ACat or iFly or even on custom sails for the Flying Phantom. The idea came from the AC wing, with a mylar closing the gap between the pod and the wing.

First, we used another solution, with thicker mylar, now the sail is elongated from its original design/cut.
We will see the results in St Barth next month.

Standard vs DS Mainsail flow on the Scorpion F18:

France AC50: ACEA/ Rcardo Pinto / Groupama France:

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