What is hydrofoiling?
A brief introduction…
Hydrofoiling is literally ‘flying’ over the water. By placing wings – hydrofoils – under the water, the boat rises out of the water at a certain speed. This reduces drag and causes the speed to increase. The acceleration and silence when the boat comes out of the water gives an extra dimension to the sailing experience. However, handling the boat becomes more difficult because of this.
Therefore hydrofoiling was only accessible to experienced and athletic sailors. With the Flo1, everyone is now able to experience hydrofoiling. Thanks to the patented DSS-wings, the Flo1 sails (and flies) extremely stable. Besides, the wings are only adjusted before sailing off. During sailing, the foils only have to be raised and lowered.