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America’s Cup AC 72s – Flying on the Water

An amazing short video on the art and science of sailing the America’s Cup AC 72s on hydrofoils.  When “foiling” these boats have been exceeding 40 knots. Hydrofoils: Flying on Water See also: ABOUT THE AC72: A NEW-AGE SPEEDSTER

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Are Foils the Future of Fast Sailing? Oracle’s AC45 Goes Flying & l’Hydroptère DCNS Readies for Pacific Challenge

When I was coming of age, many thought that the future of speed on the water would be in motor-powered hydrofoils.  While there are still a few hydrofoil ferries in operation, the idea really never caught on.  Now, however, hydrofoils have appeared … Continue reading

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