Un­der Sail

An epic wipe­out in the in­au­gu­ral Su­perFoiler Grand Prix se­ries

SAIL - - Contents - Photo by An­drea Fran­col­ini

The Su­perFoiler tri­maran tech2 and her crew go fly­ing dur­ing the first race of the first re­gatta of the new Su­perFoiler Grand Prix se­ries (su­perfoiler.com) in Aus­tralia fol­low­ing the “cat­a­strophic fail­ure” of the boat’s lee­ward hull (ba­si­cally the tran­som and rud­der broke clean off !) while at speed. All good fun, and cer­tainly all very ex­cit­ing. How­ever, the ac­ci­dent also serves as yet an­other ex­am­ple of how full-foil­ing boat­speeds are mak­ing in­shore sail­boat rac­ing an in­creas­ingly dan­ger­ous propo­si­tion. See page 30 for more on this topic.

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