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    The Foiling IMOCA 60: Is Cutting Edge Technology Really Cutting Edge



    IMOCA 60 Safran with Morgan Lagraviere and Nico Lunven training off Quiberon
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    A lot invested in the side foils for these cutting edge beasts. Will the advantage of dragging an appendage sideways through the water
    outweigh the drag, possibilities of picking up debris, striking objects offset the gains made in windward mobility?
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    Makes a nice place to stand and have your photo taken.

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    Wonder what angle of attack that is actually beneficial at?

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    Could be an issue on tight starting lines!

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    A dolphin striker of a different sort

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    Pinniped decapitator

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    What I have been told, is it should increase lift, increase righting and reduce effective wetted surface area.

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    Ah! Sort of make sense now.

    Still not sure about sideways facing appendages though.
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