This week, Sailjuice’s Andy Rice calls up from Turkey to update PlanetSail’s Matt Sheahan on the world of wingfoil racing. One of the big topics is lowest possible take-off windspeed for foiling, a common design challenge for all forms of foiling craft including the AC75s aiming at the next America’s Cup.

Matt reports that the Kiwis have done some digital mapping of all the challengers’ new designs and... surprise, surprise! The Kiwi analysis reveals that it’s none other than their own boat that is looking fastest for the Cup! Real news, or smoke and mirrors? Who knows...

Meanwhile the venerable old J Class yacht, Shamrock V, has been beautifully restored while the IMOCA fleet is ready for a rematch back across the Atlantic in the New York Vendée...

For all the detail and in-depth analysis of these stories...


To sign up to next week’s Road To Gold 60-min Q&A with multiple multihull world champion and four-time Olympian Konstantinos Trigonis...

For Andy’s report from the Formula Kite Worlds in France

For Andy’s report from the Wingfoil Racing World Cup in Turkey

For more about the Wingfoil Racing World Cup


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