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      Published on 08-13-2017 09:49 AM
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      12.08.2017 by Ben Remocker
      Class Update following the Nacra Sailing recall of Foiling Boats

      On Friday August 11, 2017, Nacra Sailing issued a recall and sent it to all foiling boat owners as well as the class executive. The recall notice is included at the bottom of this communication.

      The chain of events that lead to this recall are as follows:

      Two test foils broke about 6 weeks before the first delivery of foiling equipment. These breaks were of the prototype foil design, and occurred before production began. The cause was an unplanned for failure mechanism that occurs when the boat is heavily loaded to leeward and then the windward foil catches. This occurs primarily when the leaps out of the water and gets push downwind, then putting the full force of motion into the typically unloaded side of the windward board.
      These first breaks were at the inside of the elbow of the daggerboards. The foil was redesigned to account for breakage at this area, and we have not seen failure there so far.

      The boats and foils were then distributed to the first 40 teams. In the 2nd or 3rd day of sailing, the Swedish team broke on of their foils in the manner described above, but the break did not occur at the elbow as in previous iterations, instead it broke at the point of exit of the hull at the ‘bearing’ surface of the cassette that holds the board in place




      The current cassette, photographed above, is the same concept of design as used in the A-cat 4-point filing designs. It is made from an advanced plastic called POM and is a single piece. Due to it’s single piece construction, one side must be very shallow to allow the curved boards to fit though the gaps while maintaining ...
      Published on 08-03-2017 09:41 AM
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      Our 100′ Wally ‘Tango’ was launched in Savona, Italy yesterday to begin a busy month of sea trials before the handover to the client. This opens a new chapter in an intense and exciting build project, our largest to date. It is also ...
      Published on 08-02-2017 03:26 PM
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      Because cleanliness is next to godliness.

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      Published on 07-20-2017 10:09 AM
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      Following design modifications by Reichel/Pugh and McConaghy Boats to the new Black Jack’s hull, appendages and sail plan, the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in nine days will be their first critical ...
      Published on 07-17-2017 10:13 AM
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      A HIGHLY CHARGED DAY FOR GITANA TEAM

      FOR 2017-2020 MAXI EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD SÉBASTIEN JOSSE
      Suspended from the crane, the carbon bird packs quite a punch. This emotional moment has been eagerly awaited by all those who have worked on her, not to mention those working in the background, in the big push to take offshore sailing into a whole new era. At 08:30 GMT this Monday, the first oceanic trimaran designed to fly offshore was launched in Vannes, south-west Brittany, under the proud gaze of her owners, Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild, her designers and builders, and of course the whole of ...
      Published on 06-20-2017 09:25 AM
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      Curious as to what lies below the deck of the latest addition to the J-Class?

      Carlo Borlenghi provides a glimpse the comfort level that is the current standard for
      those that like their yachts large and elegant inside and out. No shots of the steerage
      area for crew, wet ...
      Published on 06-17-2017 11:40 AM
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      The SVEA story... Tom Seibel's J-Class yachts pedigree explained! ...
      Published on 05-26-2017 10:15 AM
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      After receiving the prestigious Concept Award at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2017 less than a week ago, Shaun Carkeek has confirmed that plans to build the world's largest composite sailing superyacht are already advancing.


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      Published on 04-25-2017 12:35 PM
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      The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight ...
      Published on 04-25-2017 12:05 PM
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      The 230 Ton, 176' Judel/Vrolijk designed, Baltic Yachts built Pink Gin VI makes her way through the back roads seeking water.
      Traveling from Bosund to the harbour in Jakobstad.


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