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 Post subject: solid metal airfoil sail
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:10 am 
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A few years ago I read a story about someone putting a 'wing' type metal
boom sail on a hobie cat in Sydney harbor to see how it would sail.

i cannot find it now, and would appreciate help in finding information about it.

I believe Telstra sponsored the trial.. and that it went like the clappers.

Anyone remember this?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 am 
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I googled telstra and sailing team and came up with this: https://www.macquarie.com.au/mgl/au/speedsailing

These guys currently have the fastest though I believe http://www.sailrocket.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 am 
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Neither of the boats listed above are "navigable." In other words, they are on one perpetual tack. They can't turn.

The Hobie TrFoiler still holds the Class A world record, for speed in a navigable sailboat.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:08 am 
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thanks but neither one was in Sydney harbor..
nor were they hobiecats..

keep searching


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Keep searching

Is your own search engine broken?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:24 am 
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I get the same results. I am hoping someone who has firsthand knowledge of this will reply.
Surely someone in the hobie fraternity has heard about it.?


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