Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fast hydrofoiling sailing with RC Multihull

Decent breeze at Austin Lakes, Mandurah. Sailing Mini40 RC trimaran, using all four rigs, though too windy for the #1 rig.
Pleased that the boat foiled upwind a few times. Will make changes to the foils before I sail the boat again. When on starboard tack and foiling, the boat sometimes veers hard to port. Right now the port foil is perfect for lighter airs foiling, whilst the starboard foil works well in a breeze, but only on a reach, not on a broad reach. Clearly there is a fine line between good and bad settings for the foils!

More video on PerthMini40man YouTube Channel

Decavitator “Human-Powered Hydrofoil”

On 27 October 1991, Mark Drela pedalled the human-powered hydrofoil, Decavitator, to a world-record speed of 18.5 knots (9.53 meters/second) over a 100 meter race course on the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts.

In the spring of 1993 the Decavitator team was awarded the DuPont prize for the fastest human-powered water craft. This prize was to be awarded to the first team to break 20 knots over a 100 meter course, or to the team with the fastest speed on record as of 31 December 1992.

Here the “Decavitator” on action
Here the Decavitator website, lot of infos and videos