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 Post subject: Luderitz & Foils
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:14 pm 
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I read somewhere that foils were allowed at the Luderitz Speed Challenge this year.
Does that mean boards or kites or both?


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz & Foils
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:13 pm 
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You can get all info from organiser Sebastien Cattelan at luderitz.speed.challenge@gmail.com


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz & Foils
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:38 pm 
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A foil is a kite, should have been allowed from the beginning.

We already had several discussions why foils are not as fast in the high speed world.

So, I am sure it must be boards, which is only fair since foils are everywhere in the sailing world...and the sped record was on a hydrofoil yacht.

Is the channel deep enough? Or will they ride in the normal part?

Interesting for sure!


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 Post subject: Re: Luderitz & Foils
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:03 am 
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Twinn tip boards and kite speed boards are foil boards and act like regular hydrofoil.
They are wery low aspect hydrofoils and that is why they are wery bad on upwind but super fast down wind.


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