Monday, May 06, 2013

Seaplane Lagoon

Seaplane Lagoon here in Alameda is currently the host to one of the most impressive fleets of foilers on the planet. We've got two America's Cup teams based here now that our new neighbours Luna Rossa Racing have arrived. In a boatyard just round the corner is Hydroptere having a refit, and then we've got the Kiteboat Project guys in the video below playing with kites and foils here.

I got a tour around their workshop recently and they have got a great collection of cool foilers in there.

On top of all that we've got a growing fleet of Moths and other small boat foilers.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Foiling 45 Racing

The foiling 45 is proving to be a pretty cool boat. Although originally only a bit of a test platform, this week we took on Oracle Racing in their foiling 45. It was great to watch both boats foil into the prestart and straight into a dial-up bows in the air. Should be fun racing the 72's!