Here's a few good runs of a Calvin College engineering project - a
Hydrofoil Trimaran Sailboat (one of a kind) (HD) 2012
Glen Roberts selfmade Hydrofoil trimaran, 15 year project, test run 2012
Description, Epoxy glass, plascore skin construction. Dimension 26ftx31ft
with 3 T foils 9ft tall, with trailing flaps controlled by 3 foot pedals,
powered with a 30hp longshaft suzuki 2 stroke.
Next stage mast, rigging, sails and tramp.
The goal is to sail level and 5ft clear of surface with a smooth fast ride.
I've trailered the boat from home, about 30 min drive to the boat ramp, and
i can't help but wonder what a fantastic marketing tool
Sailing at 126 mph - Greenbird
http://yachtpals.com - A British man, Richard Jenkins, has broken the world
land speed record on the wind powered vehicle Ecotricity Greenbird,
reaching the amazing speed of 126.1 mph, becoming the fastest person and
vehicle of any kind under sail.
Read the full article about Greenbird here:
Manta Foil Hydrofoil
'Manta Foil' is a single person Personal Hydrofoil. There is only one Manta
in existence and it is for sale as the basis of a PWC business... Contact
for details; email@example.com
HYDROFOIL -- Hifybe,High Flying Banana, flies again. Ray Vellinga video
For Ray's book, CLICK THE FOLLOWING:
The Video:Hifybe, High Flying Banana, is an experimental hydrofoil boat.
Its hull was once a wind surfer board and it is powered by a 8 hp outboard
motor. Its top speed is 16 mph. Hydrofoils are submerged wings. Hyfibe's
wings are connected to the hull by struts. Water flowing over and under
the wings create the lift. The principles of flight are much the same as
in aircraft, but special attention must be given to roll, pitch and height
Maiden flight of a newly built hydrofoil. Built at Bates Technical College.
Hydrofoil Sportfoil Bates "Angry Otter" "American Lake"
Aquaskipper Hydrofoil Human Powered Watercraft | GadgetsAndGear.com
The AquaSkipper's patented design, hydrofoil wings and fiberglass spring
let you fly across the water by hopping up and down. The secret to your
awesome power? Hydrofoil wings have very little drag in the water. Plus,
the aircraft aluminum frame weighs a mere 26 pounds. So take on the surf.
Try new tricks. Race your friends. And turn heads everywhere you ride.
HYDROFOIL -- Motorcycle flies over water. Ray Vellinga video
For Ray's book, CLICK THE FOLLOWING:
The Video:A motorcycle that flies. Underwater hydrofoil wings turns this
motocrosser into a wet aviator. It is actually the once popular Dynafoil.
Hydrofoil, The MOST GIGANTIC. Rare, previously lost footage!
The AGEH-1 Plainview is the largest/longest hydrofoil ever built. This is
the shorter, 5 minute video, and yes, there is a longer video posted on
Youtube by Ray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySXPv_7FoZs It was made
from long lost 16mm film discovered in a Boeing Dempsey Dumpster. For Ray's
253 page book about hydrofoils, CLICK THE FOLLOWING:
About the Video: AGEH-1 is an unbelievably huge Navy vessel that flies on
underwater wings of steel. It is faster and smoother than traditional ships.
This is 5 minutes of serious military hydrofoil flying. The source
footage is believed to have been created by U.S. Navy and professional
Hydroptere - Fastest Sailboat in the World
http://yachtpals.com/hydroptere-4036 Hydroptere, the fastest sailboat in
the world!!! L'Hydroptere hydrofoil flying trimaran sailboat sailing at
speeds of up to 61 knots before high speed capsize. Read about Hydroptere,
and the other Fastest Sailboats in the World, at YachtPals.com
More original sailing news and sailing photos of L'Hydroptère here:
Hydrofoils--Tutorial to win $2,500 Competition
International Hydrofoil Society's Ray Vellinga explains how to win the
$2,500 Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence. This is a tutorial for
students, advisors, professors, and parents of students.
USS Independence (Littoral Combat Ship) LCS-2
One of the US Navy's new Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Independence LCS-2.
Stealthy, trimaran, x-boat....nice! It has a twin too. If you don't like
the music, scroll down through the comments for an explanation.