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Safran IMOCA 60 with the Dali Moustache — Foil User Manual

In December, we posted about a new breed of ocean racing sailboats with foiling daggerboards, which look somewhat like Salvador Dali’s moustache.  Safron Sailing Team recently posted a video to explain how these foils work.  From an engineering and design point of view, … Continue reading

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The VPLP-Verdier Racers with Dali Moustaches — the Future or a Foil Too Far?

A new IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association) 60 design by Guillaume Verdier and VPLP Design has raised the question whether the design will be a the future of ocean racing or whether it is a foil too far.  In addition … Continue reading

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Marc Guillemot on Safran Retires from Vendée Globe with Broken Keel After One Day’s Racing

Marc Guillemot, sailing Safran, was a favorite to win the Vendée Globe non-stop round-the-world single-handed yacht race, yet only one day into the race, he was forced to turn back due to a broken keel.  Fifty miles into the race, he reported hearing a “loud bang.”  Guillemot’s Open … Continue reading

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