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The foil alphabet

By Fred Monsonnec

The foil alphabet by Fred Monsonnec

Rudders and centerboards with hydrofoils, wing masts… “we are in the age of wings” (and now, not only on multihull…). The “C-foil” and the “L-foil” are well known, but naval architects, engineers and enthusiasts have designed many other kinds of foil – or letters in a foiler lexicon that now includes C, E, J, L, O, S, T, U, V and Y.

Click here for the “The Foil Alphabet”, an article written in 2014 for the French blog Foilers, translated with the help of Nicholas Waller.

More about Fred Monsonnec and credit for Nicholas Waller