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When it comes to the foiling 69F, finishing first is in the detail

by Lou Johnson 9 Jul 2020 08:00 PDT
69F with smartlink on forestay © Cyclops Marine

When you can foil in 7 knots true wind you know you are in for the ride of your life. Six identical boats, 6.9m in length, three crew and with speeds of over 33 knots: it's going to be fast, it's going to be thrilling, and to be the first over the finish line, may not be enough to finish first.

We are talking about the Persico 69F Cup. The logistics and boat set up are managed by the event organisers, 69F Sailing, and the sailors rock up and race.

"When it comes to optimising a high-tech project like the new 69F Persico foiling monohull having the ability to test and measure in real time is strategic," commented Dede De Luca, Chief Sailing Officer of the Team 69F. "The Cyclops Marine smartlink is an extremely precise and useful tool which has allowed us to carry out checks and evaluations in the testing phase of the new class. Introducing IoT tools is important for the development of the entire program."

This is sailing to the max and pushing the boundaries, where crews are quite literally on a fine line between maximum thrill or crash and burn. smartlink has enable 69F sailing to get those setting right and understand the loads so the sailors will be able to foil with confidence.

July 14 - 19 will see six boats go head to head on Lake Garda as part of the Persico 69F Cup, where the overall positions will be calculated by finishing positions as well as other performance metrics, measured electronically.

Follow the action via www.facebook.com/69Fsailing

Find out more at www.cyclopsmarine.com/smartlink

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