"Le Foilboard" consists in a standard sailboard with hydrofoils connected beneath it.
For this first project, it is an old 80's custom funboard with following characteristics:
Lenth : 2.90 m (9.5 feet)
In fact the board
shape is not very important because, when the board is running, it has
to "fly" on its hydrofoils without hull/water contact.
The hydrofoils apparatus consists of :
1- An inverted
T main foil fitted at the board rear.
works at the air/water interface and so is able to track the water surface
at any speeds (except if the speed is too low to take off)
width gives the rolling stability.