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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

Originally Posted by jephotog View Post
I am thinking the speed advantage from flying a hull is the decreased wetted surface as a result. I think the whole foiling aspect of these boats makes this a mute point.
That is exactly the point. The way you sail a modern Cat seems to be exactly opposite of how you sail a boat on foils. Of course the idea is to decrease the wetted surface. That's the point to both flying a hull and foils. The issue is in how you get there and the two concepts opposing each other appears to make these boats very unwieldy and MAY make this racing less exciting than the 45's were. Either that, or its going to be like a NASCAR race where you just wait to see who's going to crash first.

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