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INEOS America's Cup test-boat takes flight

 
The first video of the INEOS test-boat foiling in the Solent off Portsmouth UK - where Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team are based.

The video appeared on the Facebook page of the London Corinthian Sailing Club, posted by Harry Aitchison.

The foiling test boat is a modified Quant 28 design adapted to incorporate AC75 style foils as a test-bed for the team's prototype foil designs.

Rolled out a couple of weeks ago the INEOS Test Boat has been undergoing safety testing in the Solent outside Portsmouth Harbour.

The Quant 28 was designed by Hugh Wellbourn, developer of the "Dynamic Stability System" - a horizontal foil that can be extended to leeward to give a monohull more righting moment.


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