- 14 Aug 2016
- Me in Cowes, boat in Arzal-Camoel
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I think its been a long time since AC boats were designed for open seaAre they seagoing craft or just for use in sheltered waters?
Um, these boats have never raced yet. The first ever time you'll see them racing is in December.Any time I've managed to catch the racing these boats are foiling the whole race, the only time they touch down is when a mistake has been made.
I did wonder myself what the protrusion was there for though
Yep, and they will only foil through the tacks at the upper end of the wind range. If your hull touches the water then the lower-drag hull form will lose less speed, and get back onto the foils earlier. Could be worth a boat length or two per tack. Clearly this is at the expense of aerodynamic drag and therefore ultimate top speed.Um, these boats have never raced yet. The first ever time you'll see them racing is in December.
That was my assumption for the "float underneath the hull" shape. Might also provide some early buoyancy and lift in the event of a nosedive to enable to boat to keep going and recover better, rather than just stopping.Yep, and they will only foil through the tacks at the upper end of the wind range. If your hull touches the water then the lower-drag hull form will lose less speed, and get back onto the foils earlier. Could be worth a boat length or two per tack. Clearly this is at the expense of aerodynamic drag and therefore ultimate top speed.
I think it's fair to say this was less of an issue with the cats, where the hull form was much more slippery in displacement mode?
Not sure I would refer to the recent AC high speed foiling machines as “yachts”, but I would guessSlight bit of thread drift.
Has Ainsley any background in crewed yacht racing? I thought most of his success came from solo dinghy racing, pardon my ignorance if I'm incorrect. I've always considered Ainsley to be a rather abrasive character and wondered if skippering a crew would be a problem for him.