How you could be foiling in hours rather than years. Until now, sailing on hydrofoils has been largely for pro sailors and those with a surplus of talent and time. But as Matthew Sheahan discovers aboard a brand new production built foiling cat, flying could soon be for all.
Sea trials of “Solent Whisper” the 5.9m sailing catamaran with a cutting-edge hydrofoil system, the brainchild of Ron Price, a Solent yacht and powercraft design graduate who is now Senior Lecturer in Naval Architecture at the University’s Warsash Maritime Academy.
On Friday 12 September Southampton at the PSP Southampton Boat Show Solent graduate Geoff Holt, the first quadriplegic sailor to sail solo across the Atlantic, will be unveiling this exciting technological development – an innovation which could change the face of small boat inshore racing.
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