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Re: AC72 - On Foils

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
This is really a bit mind-blowing.
These guys must have been 40'-50' off the water. Very lucky no one got hurt.
Yeah...it's a 5 story fall, and they each carry small air tanks that will give them air for 20 minutes in case they get trapped under something (assuming they didn't hit anything on the way down and are still breathing!).
It's hard to tell from the video, but it looks like the Leeward hull came up on the hydrofoil just as they started to fall off. If so, seems like very bad timing to me. Let's lift up the center of the boat, as we load up the bow, thereby becoming a U-boat!
But then, I'm not a multi hull sailor, and know even less about hydrofoils!

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