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davesails7
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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby davesails7 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:07 am

Anyone seen any video? I know they had no internet connection down in La Ventana, but I though there would be some video posted once everyone returned home

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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby cglazier » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:10 am

Someone had a really great drone that got good footage. I know that Ozone plans to use some of it in promotional material.
I can't resist posting a shot of one of the races.. I believe that picture credit is thanks to my friend Layne M.
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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby cglazier » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:22 am

And here is a picture of the drone in the foreground with most of the competitors.
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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby intheloop » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:56 am

lezo wrote:
Tone wrote:
davesails7 wrote:Nico Parlier posted some GPS info on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 0338363789

15.8 knots VMG upwind in 8-10 knots of wind. 17.9 knots at 28 degrees to the wind :o

I hope somebody if filming this so we can watch it later!
sorry, what?!

He is going 28 degrees into the wind at 15.8 knots in 8-10 knots of wind...

That doesn't even compute in my brain!
This is Nico:

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That's better than any other water sail-craft upwind, for comparison AC72 polars left to right from races with low (12-14kts), medium (16-17kts) and higher winds (17-20kts):

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I think generally the AC Cup cats are a bit higher upwind with similar speeds to kite foils.
Downwind kite foils are lower and a bit faster.

Gybes and tacks we are a lot faster than any other craft out there.

SEE YAA

It will be interesting to see what VMGs will be posted in the motherland of kite racing- The Bay of San Fran. 20+ knots winds will see some crazy data.. :thumb:

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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby stefaans » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:25 pm

Its the opposite actually.
kites are a bit higher than the AC boats upwind in all conditions.

kites seem to be a bit deeper in a very limited range from about 10 to 14knots downwind. seems like the AC's reach a bit in those winds still super fast.
Once it gets just a bit windier say goodbye because those AC's will run deep and faster than what you can imagine.

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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby ktouhey » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:47 pm

hey faans - what are you numbers like on a normal bay breeze day dude?

I'd be curious to compare mine to yours... you know... to decide if I need to start smoking. :jump:

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Re: Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico

Postby PC814 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:06 pm

davesails7 wrote:Anyone seen any video? I know they had no internet connection down in La Ventana, but I though there would be some video posted once everyone returned home

Here is some video from day 1 of the event. Check out the huge tangle during the start of race 2.

Race 1 Start:
https://youtu.be/jI2EvbaGg58



Race 2 Start:
https://youtu.be/Y_0LW0iaRfQ



Maxime Nocher foiling in 4 knots of wind with the new F-ONE foil kite prototypes:
https://youtu.be/MESF3T7fiNQ


Also, here is the drone footage that was posted in another thread:
https://vimeo.com/124082402
[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/124082402[/vimeo]


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