The foil does crash a couple of times, but at 43/44 seconds, the foil breaches but he is able to continue flying.
As I understand it, one of the main advantages of a canard is that the rear wing is providing the majority of the lift. So a front wing breach is not necessarily a catastrophic failure: you lose some small % of lift, and sink down a little but have increased chance of recovering and carrying on. Versus regular foils where the front wing provides 100% of lift, so if it breaches, it's nearly always a wipeout.
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