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We are constantly looking for inspiration from other water users and the elements. For fast craft operating in waves it is important to understand the forces that the vessel is experiencing. Wind powered water craft are getting faster and more efficient from a combination of aeronautical and marine technology including hydrofoils, wing sails and kites. Solar power is proving to be a viable energy source onboard and for propulsion.

FOIL: Hydrofoil Kiting - Foil Boards at Golden Gate

Foil Boarding with kites at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. As the kite powers up the foils gives the…

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FOIL: Hydrofoil Surfing - Foil Boards in Hawaii

Tow in surfing with Foil Boards. Hydrofoil fins on surfboards with footstraps give Hawaiian watermen a smoth ride on big…

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Americas Cup 2013 - AC72 Digital Umpires

Special feature on the revolutionarily 34th Americas Cup umpires and their choice of fast boats…

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Oracle Racing - Americas Cup AC72 Chase Boat

Naiad Inflatables has produced a custom 12.9 metre (42 foot) RHIB as tender / chase boat for Oracle…

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Emirates Team New Zealand - AC72 Chase Boat

Morrelli & Melvin has designed a 13.7 metre (45 foot) high-speed catamaran as tender / chase boat for Emirates…

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New 65 Knot World Speed Sailing Record

Australian Paul Larsen and Vestas SailRocket 2 set a new Outright World Speed Sailing Record of 65.45 knots. SailRocket 2 covered…

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Hdydroptere - The Trans Pacific Sailing Record

Hydroptere is an extraordinary sailing boat that can fly over oceans at a very high speed - combining aeronautical and…

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Hydroptere v SailRocket - Going For Boatspeed

When two vastly different technologies go head to head the result is usually progress. SailRocket and Hydroptere went head to head…

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50+ Knots Hull Speed With No Engine

Over 50 knots hull speed with no engine has now become reality. Paul Larsen is working on a new…

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Over 800 Nautical Miles With No Engine

On 1st December the trimaran Banque Populaire V covered 811 nautical miles over a 24 hour period, at an…

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Maritime New Zealand Develops Virtual Coastguard

One thing that maritime SAR and social media have in…

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Hybrid Technology for Commercial and Military Vessels

Hybrid technology is being utilised by many transport sectors around the…

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Maritime Security and Coastal Surveillance Philippines 2017

28 - 29 June 2017
Manila, Philippines

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Land Rover BAR AC45 at Speed

Footage of the Land Rover BAR AC45 foiling in the Solent - classic south coast UK waters…

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