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Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Safran
Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Safran
Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Safran

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Raritan Engineering Company your cheap boat parts specialists would like to share with you these topics we thought would be of interest to you this month regarding the possibility of foils helping your odds of winning the big race.

Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Safran

Your cheap boat parts experts agree with Vincent Lauriot-Prevost, one of the architects, who says, “To go fast, a boat must balance lightness with power. These two concepts, often contradictory, can be combined thanks to the foils.”

Due to the limit of five appendages on the IMOCA (two rudders, a keel, two daggerboards/ oils), the challenge was to conceive of a geometric solution for achieving a single appendage that could both lift the boat on downwind angles and give control upwind. It is also possible that we will see at the beginning of 2016 2 skippers of older generation boats ask the question of replacing their straight dagger boards with foils.

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“It’s on downwind angles, and especially when reaching (side-on to the wind), that the theoretical gain is most significant,” Lauriot-Prévost explains.

Your boat supply store knows that following a 24-hour sail on board Safran, Verdier agrees: “Downwind, I was also struck that the behaviour of the boat was healthier,” he says.

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On the negative side, the foils do not offer the same surface control of a traditional straight dagger board, meaning there is a handicap upwind, especially in light weather, because they then generate a greater drag. On paper, the foils could take two days off the record of 78 days set by François Gabart in 2013.

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The Transat Jacques Vabre, a full-scale test

As we see, the performance of the new IMOCA 60 is subject to weather conditions. That is why the architects and the sailors are careful not to draw too hasty conclusions.

“We’re in the middle of understanding the foils,” Lucet says. “The IMOCA rules forbid dynamic adjustment of the incidence of foil.” Safran will serve as a sort of “floating laboratory” on the Atlantic and at the end of the Transat Jacques Vabre we will know a lot more about the behaviour of foils and their effectiveness.

So don’t forget these helpful points on this explanation of why foils could be the key to you winning the next big race…1) “It’s on downwind angles, and especially when reaching (side-on to the wind), that the theoretical gain is most significant,” Lauriot-Prévost explains;  and 2) Verdier agrees: “Downwind, I was also struck that the behaviour of the boat was healthier.”

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via Safran Sailing: Why the Foils?