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Sailboats that Fly?

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Hydrofoil Sailboats are one of the most impressive watersports out there!  There are not many sailboats that can go faster than the wind.  C-Class Catamarans are a very open class of Sailboat Racing with only a few limitations (same hull used on both sides, a width and length limitation).  Other than that, it is completely up to the designers.  Materials, weight, and sails are un-regulated.

It’s no wonder that the sport is ruled by Aerospace Engineers.  Engineers who sail in their spare time have become Sailors with engineering backgrounds!  These boats can go over twice the speed of the wind that is present and can cut further upwind than almost any other class of sailboat because of their fixed wing sail.  It’s not a sail the way that most people think of sails.  It’s a lightweight rigid Polymer sail.

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Tell us about the cool hobby that you do in your spare time.  When are you going to go from the Engineer who races off road to the Racer driver with an engineering background, or from the Engineer who kiteboards to the Kiteboarder with an Engineering background?  I would love to hear about you following your passions and making them a lifestyle.

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