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Oct 30, 2016, 04:38 PM
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I love their secret weapon!

ETNZ: Our 'Secret Weapon' revealed (2 min 15 sec)
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Oct 30, 2016, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BiggsDarkLighter
oh, I'm so sorry for them, if that's their "secret weapon" non wonder they lost .... that thing they are drinking is a communist conspiracy against coffee.
Oct 30, 2016, 07:31 PM
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Tnz 34

But it almost worked......... And they left a legacy for the Fire Arrow and many other boats:

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Nov 11, 2016, 09:09 AM
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Fire Arrow Foil System / Maserati

Gio Soldini explains the "Manta" foil on Maserati. The basics are the same as the Fire Arrow except that they move the whole foil whereas the Fire Arrow Foil System uses a wand to move a flap on the main foil.
Their next ocean race: Gear, sails, appendages everything has been checked and rechecked aboard Maserati Multi70 for the first ocean race of the 2016/17 season. The now-imminent RORC Transatlantic Race casts off on Saturday, November 26 from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Maserati MOD70 trimaran: the foils explained by Gio Soldini (1 min 56 sec)
Jul 17, 2017, 02:55 PM
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Fire Arrow...and Gitana 17

Fire Arrow was the first trimaran of any size to use a lifting foil on the daggerboard as part of a full flying foil system, successfully testing the system in July 2014. Last year the modified Mod 70 Maserati was fitted with a foil on her daggerboard by designer Guillaume Verdier. That same designer has just launched his masterpiece the 105' Gitana 17-the largest trimaran ever to be fitted with an adjustable daggerboard lifting foil! Gitana 17 is the first full size trimaran ever designed from scratch specifically to use the daggerboard foil. It is a revolutionary new way for trimarans to fly and was tested first on Fire Arrow in 2014 and with Guillaume's work on Maserati and now on Gitana the flying system will get its greatest test yet!
More on Gitana 17 here:

Gitana 17's daggerboard plus lifting foil:

Fire Arrow, July 24, 2014:

Note the lifting foil on the daggerboard:

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Jul 17, 2017, 05:34 PM
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And for those interested in exploring this claim further there is an extensive thread on Sailing Anarchy's multi-hull forums called I think "Maserati on foils" or something similar. It is very entertaining reading and provides an interesting perspective on Doug Lord and his work.
Jul 17, 2017, 06:56 PM
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Fire Arrow...and Gitana 17

It might be entertaining to some people but it is mostly uninformed comments by anonymous posters who have no clue what they are talking about. They use anonymity as a cover for their ignorance(like Roy Langbord does)..........
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Jul 18, 2017, 06:49 AM
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Fire Arrow...and Gitana 17

One of the most significant elements of the Fire Arrow Foil System in addition to the daggerboard foil and rudder T-foil are the UptiP ama foils* based on the discovery of a self-stabilizing foil by TNZ in 2010 or 11. Fire Arrow was the first trimaran of any size to use this type of ama foil.
In this video Guillaume Verdier discusses the ama foils for G17 and mentions that they are also based on the technology discovered by TNZ:

Well worth watching and lots of detail!

*See the Fire Arrow UptiP ama foil in post 168 above.
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