Jan 22, 2015

Erwin & Jaap Flying their Phantom : 2nd Session at Hellecat

Sent by Erwin Kerstens & Jaap Straakenbroek.  The original video (embedded below) was filmed one handed on an Iphone and it wasn´t that good to publish. I asked them the file and I managed to trim & stabilize (and same music as requested ;) some good sections to confirm what I've been telling you since my trip at Carnac: This boat is Rock Solid stable.

Althoug Erwin & Jaap are experienced A-Class sailors but  they are not expert FP sailors like Ben & Gurvan we use to see in the videos, or freaks like Outteridge for ie, this only to remark how the boat reacts to any level of foiling experience, or the lack of it. Beyond the stable platform is clear in the video these two Ned sailors know how to sail on their refined helm and handling. This is their second session and having some serious airtime.  It seems also there are already some controversy on the local Netherland rating to be assigned to the FP... more info next weeks. 

Remember the Eurocat at Yacht Club Carnac has also a great round the Island raid, don´t miss it this 2015 season.
"Herewith a video with stable foiling of our new Flying Phantom sailing at The Haringvliet - Holland, Catsailing Club Hellecat.
Filmed single handed by Rob Klootwijk at 5 januari with 3 Degrees Celsius and about 14 knts wind speed.
Nice day of practice and a lot of progress compared to the previous day! Very nice cat to sail and an amazing experience so far!!

We will keep you posted and enjoy reading your site….keep up the good work!!!!
With kind regards,
Team Zeeland - The Netherlands

Jaap Straakenbroek & Erwin Kerstens