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Re: AC72 - On Foils

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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
I'm thinking that may not have come out right; foils have been around for quite some time ( couple decades maybe ) so that's where my old school reference came from and why I didn't understand the dismissal or claims of photoshop, the tech has been around.

However, Foils on a 72' is impressive without question.

Now my arms are tired with all that back stroking
No sweat .... smiling while I typed, smiling while I read your reply. i had a vague feeling that you had missed something.

I am still stunned to watch the kids out and about on their Moth foilers. One young lad (who went on to win gold in the 470s at the Olympics) went round the lake course we use for the 24hr race at an average speed of 25knots despite missing the start cos his iPod wasn't working properly and stopping to pick up his hat when it blew off.

The thought of the same thing but 72' long is simply mind boggling.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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― Terry Pratchett.
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