DrLightWind wrote:Looks like raceboards were faster here than the Moth,
and they were already talking about the potential of foils:
Now look and see how STABLE the MOTH sailboat goes across the water :
Bille wrote:Now look and see how STABLE the MOTH sailboat goes across the water :
davesails7 wrote:Bille wrote:Now look and see how STABLE the MOTH sailboat goes across the water :
Pretty cool video. These aren't Moth's, but R Class boats. Never seen them before.
Looks like the have a line from the bow to the centerboard foil that controls the foil. As the boat sinks in, the float on that line hits the water and trims the foil for more lift. Then as the boat raises out of the water the float and more of the line comes out of the water and trims the foil for less lift.
The Moth sailboats (I think all of them) allow the skipper to trim the rudder foil by twisting the tiller extension.
Do kiteboards need a system like this or is it just easier to use your weight to change the angle of attack of the foil?
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