INNOVOILE - Overview

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INNOVOILE, a french association, was created in 1993 by young engineers. Since the beginning, the aim has been to beat the speed sailing world record. To go that quick, it's necessary to keep the boat out of the water. But from a "finesse" point of view, the use of aircraft wings is better than foils. So, to summarise, The Flying Duck uses hydrofoils for mid-speed cruise and airfoils for high speed runs.
Furthermore, the Flying Duck uses a pyramidal double sail in order to decrease the rolling momentum. It is therefore possible to increase the propulsion power.