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Old 05-30-2012
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Re: Heeling free kite rig & prototype-video

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Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
Looks like fun... but I want to see the blooper reel.
On the kayak the blooper reel consists of my hands and arms, which(recovering a wet 21 sqm kite) admittedly isn't the funnier part of it. There is hope, however, that e.g. Skysails, who are offering kite systems for cargo ships already, will eventually come up with a reliable(and thus blooper-less) kite system for yachts.
If this happened, I am convinced, my rig would be the system of choice for yachts, allowing for heeling and ballast free sailing with easily retractable asymmetric foils without even having to compromise on the hull shape.
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