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Re: But really, is it sailing, or?

Funny you mention aircraft-like redundancy. The control pistons on Hydroptere's foils are developed from the landing gear on Dassault Aircraft's Rafale jet fighter.
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Re: But really, is it sailing, or?

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... found it;

Check this out, and this IS Sailing;


I lubs that video.

IMO, if it's a boat powered by the wind on a sail, it's sailing.

My preference is being down on the water but I wouldn't mind taking a moth out once or twice and I'd crap my pants if I got a ride on the L’Hydroptère.

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Re: But really, is it sailing, or?

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and then there is this, which is NOT sailing, but it is not an aircraft either;



wonder what happens when one of those wingtips encounters and eight or ten foot wave while skimming along at about a foot or so off the surface?
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