How do the foil flaps work on an AC75

Magnificent flying machines depend on Foil technology

For those interested in the finals of the Prada Cup starting on Saturday 13th February and how they fly these 75’ monohulls the super sleuths at Mozzy Sails have produced a series of YouTube videos explaining the importance of the foils and foil flaps to achieve the fine balance needed.

Barrie Martin, 10.02.2021 | More from Barrie Martin’s blog

Exciting finish to the Vendée Globe

The top 5 60' AMOCA yachts in the Vendée Globe 2020/21 are expected to arrive at the finishing line off Les Sables d'Olonne tomorrow Wednesday 27th January within hours of each other after 80 days at sea in their bid to win the coveted prize of the Everest of yachting.

Barrie Martin, 26.01.2021 | More from Barrie Martin’s blog

Congratulations to all 120 members of INEOS Team UK and Sir Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott

Sir Ben Ainslie and INEOS Team UK at 40 knots plus

Congratulations to all 120 members of INEOS Team UK for their hard work and contribution to the amazing turnaround  in boatspeed of their AC75 in the Prada Cup. Day 3 ended in a most dramatic fashion with American Magic (USA) leaping out of the water while bearing away in a rain squall at the last mark in the last race in which they had a good lead over Luna Rossa.

Barrie Martin, 18.01.2021 | More from Barrie Martin’s blog

Sam Davies Alex Thompson Vendée Globe Race Update 15/12/2020

Initiatives-Coeur and Sam Davies stop at Cape Town for keel damage assessment

As the leaders in the Vendée Globe Race 2020/21 reach the half way stage there is a change of lead as Charlie Dalin in Apivia suffers damage to the port foil of his ultra modern 60ft Imoca Class yacht. Sam Davies in Innitiatives-Coeur is back on the Race Course sailing to save kids. Yannick Bestaven in Maitre Coq IV climbs the mast with some tape to make a sail repair and records his handiwork on a short video. Alex Thompson is now back in the UK and will be with his family for Christmas. There have been 6 retirements so far out of the 33 starters and never before have 5 competitors been within 2 miles of each other at this stage of a round the world race.

Barrie Martin, 15.12.2020 | More from Barrie Martin’s blog

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