A Foiling Catamaran for 1-2 person(s) does not need to be any longer than this. The ancient rule that says you need length to achieve speed does not apply, as hulls do not touch the water at most times.
This width provides plenty of righting moment, still being road legal to be transported in horizontal position without disassembly.
7.5 m mast with 12.5 sqm deck-sweeper mainsail.
90 kg ready to sail.
A very light boat, providing nonetheless excellent stability for everyday suitability.
A great number of innovations all over the catamaran and the perfect match of all components allow controlled high-speed foiling experience. iFLY15 is full of innovations, e.g. in hull design, hydrofoils, rudders, automatic flight control system, two-layer wing trampoline, high performance rig…
LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF “DECK SWEEPING” MAINSAIL
WORLD PREMIERE: THE ROLLABLE HERU WING RIG: This new development allows sailors without a professional team and crane to enjoy the performance advantages that result from the aerodynamic superiority of a wing compared to a conventional sail. The synergy of performance à la America’s Cup, combined with ease of use. THE SOFTWING IS ROLLABLE AS A CONVENTIONAL SAIL. It is not fragile (as the delicate constructions of C-class or America’s Cup), but is similar robust as a conventional film sail. Furthermore, the wing is watertight and thus easy to erect after capsizing, as it is floating. No inverting. (The softwing rig is available as special accessory).
WORLD PREMIERE: LIGHT WIND FORESAIL «CodeF». ALLOWS UPWIND FOILING (as well as other courses/points) ALREADY IN EXTREMELY LIGHT BREEZE. We have developed the new sail configuration of «CodeF» (name derived from Code0 for fly) to avoid the disadvantages of established Genoa / Code0 / Gennaker on a foiling catamaran (tendency to bear away, heeling toward lee, disadvantages of a gennaker boom). CodeF does not require a boom (with its disadvantages like weight, statics, aerodynamics, risk of injury…). It is sailed on the leeward hull, off-center. Like this the sail pressure point can be extremely low and stern, resulting in less bear-off and higher righting moment. (CodeF available as special accessory).
AERODYNAMIC INNOVATIVE WING TRAMPOLINE CREATING LIFT. Two layers. All ropes and shock cords are hidden between the two layers, out of the way and aerodynamically neutralized. Reduced drag, also with regards to breaking waves.
SCIENTIFICALLY DEVELOPED HIGH-END FOILS for early take off, high speed and maximum stability. The Foils come from the pen of Gilbert St. Blancat, who also designed the wings for the World Champion Kite Foiler from TAAROA (SWORD 2 AND RS).
In the hand of the experienced sailor, iFLY15 is a high-performance racing machine.
STABILITY IS NOT CONTRADICTORY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE OR SPORTINESS, on the contrary, it is a prerequisite for safe reaching and maintaining constant high speeds. Stable flight allows the sailor to concentrate on the course, on the wind, as well as on opponents and strategy – rather than permanently getting distracted by working on the foiling balance.
EARLY TAKE OFF IN WINDS AS LOW AS 2Bft. / 6 KNOTS, by combining the innovative “KickOff” foil control with a trampoline that provides boost and with the latest generation of rig and foils.
BOAT SPEEDS FAR BEYOND DOUBLE WIND SPEED CAN BE ACHIEVED. Enjoy high speed foiling with top speeds far beyond 25 knots – in ideal conditions up to 30 knots.
CONTROLLED FOILING EVEN IN THE UPPER WIND RANGE BEYOND 22KNOTS OF WIND SPEED – supported by the new FlySafe® Automatic Foil System.
FOILING PLEASURE AND PERFORMANCE ALSO IN CHOPPY WATERS
FREEDOM ! FLYING SOLO OR OPTIONAL WITH CREW. You have the choice. No manhunt for crew. But still enjoy the opportunity of taking a friend or family to fly with you. Up to 140kg of crew weight. (To keep the boat and especially the mast light, we specified the iFLY15 components intentionally not for double trapeze.)
NO HOISTING AND LOWERING OF DAGGERBOARDS while sailing. (Only for beaching or in shallow waters.)
FREEDOM TO SWITCH BETWEEN FLYING MODE OR SAILING AS A CONVENTIONAL CATAMARAN (with at least the leeward hull touching the water). Within seconds iFLY15 can be switched to Non-Flight mode, even while sailing. In that mode, iFLY15 will not take off, but the foils will still create lift and give an extra agile sailing behavior, which is on the same time very stable as rudder Foils will avoid pitch poling. Non-Flight mode is providing additional security in extreme high wind speeds. It is also useful for less experienced sailors or in all situations, where taking off is undesirable (e.g. in the harbor or while towing…).
EASY TO LEARN FLYING BY AVERAGE SKILLED AND TRAINED SAILORS
EASY BEACHING AND SLIPPING, as simple as with any conventional beach catamaran by using a standard catamaran beach trolley. Foils remain flat under the keel, with the daggerboard lifted as on a conventional catamaran.
SIMPLE TO DISASSEMBLE PLATFORM. Width of 2.50m is also road legal in most countries for horizontal transport without disassembly.
DAGGERBOARDS CAN BE PLUGGED IN FROM ABOVE and Foils securely anchored from below with one central screw.
FAST SET-UP OF THE iFLY15 FROM ROAD TRAILER TO SAILING. Simple rigging the mast, no genacker boom, no foresail, no spi.
SILENT AND CALM PLANING ABOVE THE WAVES. Flight height of up to 90cm, avoiding even high waves below.
EASY TO FOIL THE JIBE (without landing). Stable maneuvers are made easier by the fact that the four T-Foils always remain in the water.
« INTERNATIONAL FORMULA 15 FOIL » Class Association.
The new development class for FOILING, SINGLE HANDED on MULTIHULLS.
Multi manufacturer class in the tradition of a Formula18, A-Class or international Moth.
Enables large regatta fields and evolution of the boats, following the technical progress
(which is especially essential in the case in Foiling). Strict regulations to avoid uncontrolled exaggerated development.
Contact : Formula15Foil@CatamaranEuropeCentral.com
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE between the flight stability of actively controlled foils of the latest generation and traditional passive foil configurations (without underwater moveable stabilizers). There are worlds in between.