Zhik Moth German Open 2011

Great foiling conditions at the Zhik Moth German Open 2011 in northern Germany. A perfect lake to host any skiff event. 21 sailors (3 girls) were very happy to have various racing outside, and smart socials.

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TAIS supports Nordea Moth Europeans 2011 in Travemuende

The TAIS-Technical Aspects in Sailing GmbH supported the Nordea European Championship 2011 in Travemuende as sponsor. On behave of the company, we thank all employes for their effort as volunteers. Continue reading

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Next Generation of Hydrofoils

A moth reaches at best conditions approximately 2.3 times the wind speed (in about 10 knots of wind). The developers of hydrofoils have done an excellent job over the past 5 years. They focused on the balance between lift and drag behavior under given production technologies and standard materials. Serial foils were created, that spread great joy among sailors in the whole world.

However, what is the next generation of Hydrofoils looking like?

We believe that the use of special materials will lead to adaptive foil geometries, that have a better hydrodynamic efficiency. There is room for driving state of the art.

The target is: boat speed = 2.7 times the wind speed!