The foiler for the clubs!
FUN AND SAFE TEACHING, THE DISCOVERY OF THE FOIL FOR EVERYONE
UFO is a “foiler” of simple and modern design, based on the latest technological advances in foils. It allows you to discover the pleasure of flying on the water in complete safety.
The “T” foil system, tested and refined for decades in the International Moth class, coupled with a tunnel-shaped catamaran hull, allows UFO to offer new sensations in the air.. All without the complexity, fragility or cost of today’s hydrofoil boats.
More stable than a Moth International, with an innovative platform and a set of fully retractable foils, UFO is the simplest and most affordable foiler ever designed.
Built in the United States in series and with rigorous quality control, UFO Foiler develops a philosophy of one-design, creating exciting regattas.
- LENGTH : 3,23 m
- WIDTH: 1.70 m
- WEIGHT : 49 Kg
- SAIL: 6m and 7.8m
- DECK COLOUR: 9 choices
- SAIL COLOUR: 3 choices
- MAX SPEED: 25 knots
The sensor system controlling the foils allows an adjustment of the flying height. This means that you can progress your trainees at their own pace and in a safe way, whether they are beginners or experts.
Launching is easy thanks to the fully retractable foils. The stable platform allows your trainees to be towed or rested according to the instructor’s instructions.
The two luff tape sail surfaces allow to adapt to all sailors from 40 to 120 Kg. The simple adjustments give the right power, without excess.
OBJECTIF : DEMOCRATIZE THE TEACHING OF FOIL
- Easily store, rig and maintain your foilers
- Teach with stable and safe foilers
- Run group classes that are accessible to all
- Transmit your passion through innovation
- Take advantage of our technical and pedagogical support
Space-saving storage, protected foils between the hulls, easy launching.
Group or individual lessons, rapid progress, pleasure & sensations guaranteed.
Foil accessible for all ages, all sizes and at all speeds. Just enjoy!
Reliable and low maintenance to maximize your sailing time.
The one-design foiler concept allows all racers to train and race on equal terms.. Iit is easy to have a homogeneous fleet where the difference belongs only to the racers and not to the equipment.
For racing teams offshore, UFO allows skippers to refine their flying sensations and perfect their physical preparation. It is also an excellent communication support for partners and sponsors.
OBJECTIVE: TO TRAIN AND REGATTA WITHOUT CONSTRAINT
- Easily store, rig and maintain your foilers
- Train your athletes on a safe and reliable boat
- Take advantage of a circuit of labelled regattas
- Finance your boats thanks to our communication kits
- Develop an innovative business model
THE BEST ANSWER IS TO TRY IT ON.
Which trainee can we sail with?
Pretty much any intern!
Since the beginning UFO pilots have been aged between 9 and 64 years for a weight ranging from 40 to 110kg.
The UFO is designed for the greatest number. Why bother creating a boat that is too demanding? It is a mistake to design a boat for a limited number of users, when the objective of one-design boats is to gather large fleets of sailors.
The UFO also allows two people to sail together within a weight limit of 155kg, in these conditions it will take at least 10 knots to take off.
WHAT ARE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS?
The UFO sails in almost all wind conditions.
Although an experienced skipper can sometimes take off in light winds, the baseline for reliable flight is about eight knots.
The upper wind limit is more a matter of taste and skill. The UFOs have been sailing at 30 knots, but it’s not a relaxing time.
Most sea and wave conditions are not a problem. Lowering the flight height helps the UFO to fly smoothly through the bottom of the waves without desalting. Rolling seas are even less of a problem because the UFO will follow the swell. An extremely tight, high swell can be very annoying in flight, as with all foilers.
What materials should be used for teaching?
Most people manage to foil quickly (less than 10 minutes).
The important thing is the explanations and instructions given before the start on this new way of sailing against the heel.
Another important point is the accompaniment during the learning of take-off and flight. Our experience has confirmed the excellent results obtained thanks to the permanent link with a radio headset that allows us to dissociate the information for each trainee.
Quietly installed on a semi-rigid in the middle of the secure navigation zone, the UFOs gravitate around you.
How is the assembly and maintenance going?
- Assemble the parts of the mast.
- Attach the spreader bars insert the mast into the platform.
- Turn the boat on its side, insert the foils.
- Flatten the boat, set the sail and go sailing.
It only takes a short time to rinse the boat and carry out a complete check of the following points: tightening the foils, tensioning the shrouds, opening the plugs.
How to launch and tow?
Roll the boat into the water.
Take the cart out from under the boat and leave it on the beach..
Climb on the UFO, lower the rudder 30cm and navigate in deep water..
Lower the foils and fly away!
For towing, simply pull up the main foil and attach one end to the boat. We tow 3 to 4 boats simultaneously.
How to store and transport the boat?
The UFO adapts to your activity and your operation:
- storage on a car park with the foils secured between the hulls
- transport on a trailer or on the roof of a car
With this reduced weight, the boat is very easy to put over a car, and its flat bottoms allow it to be attached without damage. The other components of the boat fit easily into a standard car.
To store it is as you want: behind sofas, under beds, in basements, inside larger boats, chained to emergency exits, hanging in garages…