Hydrofoil sailing is the spearhead technology in the sailing sector. Hydrofoils are submerged wings fixed to the bottom end of the keel and rudder. When the boat reaches certain speed the wings create a lifting force that rises the boat hull above the water surface. The drag of the boat is drastically reduced and therefore, the speed of the boat is much higher than traditional boats with the same length.

Today their are many boats using hydrofoils, even America's Cup boats. However they are all extremely difficult to sail and a bit dangerous. If we focus in small dinghies, the most successful one is the Flying Moth (22.000$). The Flying Moth is complex to sail. It takes many hours of training to start riding it and you will probably have more than one water-crash.

The complexity of sailing and the price is stopping many people willing to sail over foils to buy these boats.

We have a solution that we believe will popularise strongly the hydrofoil sailing market. We believe we c...
Hydrofoil sailing is the spearhead technology in the sailing sector. Hydrofoils are submerged wings fixed to the bottom end of the keel and rudder. When the boat reaches certain speed the wings create a lifting force that rises the boat hull above the water surface. The drag of the boat is drastically reduced and therefore, the speed of the boat is much higher than traditional boats with the same length.

Today their are many boats using hydrofoils, even America's Cup boats. However they are all extremely difficult to sail and a bit dangerous. If we focus in small dinghies, the most successful one is the Flying Moth (22.000$). The Flying Moth is complex to sail. It takes many hours of training to start riding it and you will probably have more than one water-crash.

The complexity of sailing and the price is stopping many people willing to sail over foils to buy these boats.

We have a solution that we believe will popularise strongly the hydrofoil sailing market. We believe we can make boats much more stable and indirectly we will push the market to make them cheaper.

We are currently under process of patent of our solution.

Our solution can be applied to all the hydrofoiling boats currently in market. For each one of them we will sell an electromechanical system which will actuate upon the wings automatically to make the boat stable. Therefore each owner or future owner of hydrofoil boats may buy our kit, hardware + software, and install it by his own in his boat to make the boat much more stable. From the first day he starts to sail he can enjoy smooth foil sailing; even with rough sea. Our secret is that we don't use the height of the boat above the water to control the boat. This is key...

We will start our business coming to the market with a solution for the Flying Moth. It will be much cheaper than the boat and therefore, it will be worth it to buy it together with the boat.

On the other hand, the automatic control will have several degrees of difficulty that you can choose from a mobile APP. This means that sailors will gradually learn to sail the boat up to the point where they won't need the the automatic control, unless in smooth sea conditions.

Our incomes will come from the kit selling and the updated versions of the controller.
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