Ännu mer foiling | California 45

De finns det som tror att flerskrovsvågen lägger sig efter America’s Cup i sommar, men pratar man med de som seglat lite större kattor eller arrangerar race som faktiskt drar publik i städerna så finns det ingen återvändo. The cat is out of the bag!

Med tanke på driftbudgeten för en AC45 eller Extreme 40 så frågar man sig hur stor marknaden är för en sån här best. Strunt samma. Jag är på för en provsegling!

CALIFORNIA 45: New foiling catamaran

Morrelli & Melvin, have announced that they will collaborate with McConaghy Boats to produce an exciting new 45ft racing catamaran with hydrofoils.

After helping write the AC72 class Rule, M&M is working with the best designers and sailors in the world as part of the Emirates Team New Zealand challenge. Drawing on their experience with foiling Americas Cup 72 ft catamarans, Morrelli and Melvin have conceived the California 45 with the objective of making the exhilaration of Americas cup sailing available to the club sailor.

The California 45 will foil in relative comfort, with high coamings, and solid aft deck, the effect of high powered water spray on the skipper and crew will be minimised. Electric winches and an ergonomic deck layout will make high speed, high adrenalin sailing a breeze. Transportable by containers will make it possible to ship to favourite regattas easily.

McConaghy have been selected to collaborate with M&M due to their extensive experience with high end composite construction and their ability to offer the most cost effective high performance solutions as demonstrated by the hugely successful hydro foiling MACH 2 moth.

Gino Morrelli of M&M and Ellen Pragnell-Raasch of McConaghy will be attending the Strictly Sail Pacific show in Oakland California this weekend where they will be available to discuss the California 45…..