An excellent video of the Flying Phantom project
Foiling has become trendy after the stunning AC72 regattas from the America’s Cup this summer. After watching this teaser of the Flying Phantom, we’re starting to ask ourselves if we’ll be sailing in an F18 next? Okay, it’s a bad pun, however the Flying Phantom is faster than a Formula 18 both upwind and downwind. Check it out:
Supported by Groupama Sailing Team, the Franck Cammas initative is testing different foil configurations that are similar to the AC72 but adapted to smaller boats and have more stability. The catamaran is 5.52 meters long and weighs a mere 150 kilograms! Get more technical info and follow their progress: http://www.sail-innovation.com/products/boats/flying-phantom/.