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  1. #1
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    Default The ultimate ocean racer...


  2. #2
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    That's not a boat, that's a plane!
    Disclaimer: I am not an experienced sailor nor do I own a boat.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    Being so experimental, I would have thought the crew would have worn lifejackets as a precaution. Seeing her foil in smooth water is slightly different to the Southern Ocean, so I wonder how well she will cope with those massive waves. The loadings on the foils will be massive at the expected speeds she should do, just hope they have an additional safety factor built in. It is not a craft I would be happy to circumnavigate against the clock, but I guess some people would want to. Good luck to them.
    If my foresight was as good as my hindsight, I would be a multi-millionaire.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    Technology at its best

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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    On the same page..............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4peE1uPmr8

    Before hoisting the main do you have to get clearance from Air Traffic Control ?

    Not boats I would like to sail on but great fun.
    It is never too late to have a happy childhood. Buy a boat.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    On the same page..............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4peE1uPmr8

    Before hoisting the main do you have to get clearance from Air Traffic Control ?

    Not boats I would like to sail on but great fun.
    I hope that's not answering the question as to how Gitana will cope with the Southern Ocean

    It's got about as much to do with my pottering around the Solent as Formula 1 has to do with me driving to Aldi to do my shopping
    Steve
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    I'm waiting for the cruising version. 2.5 hrs to Belgium sounds good.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  8. #8
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    I'm waiting for the cruising version. 2.5 hrs to Belgium sounds good.

    2.5Hrs out of Belgium sounds even better.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    I am on a promise of blastng a foiling cat that uses the prototype system for the latest AC jobs..

    I will report if I survive.
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: The ultimate ocean racer...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fr J Hackett View Post
    2.5Hrs out of Belgium sounds even better.
    You wouldn’t say that if you had seriously tasted our beers 😎

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