“We’re taking off! Foiling is THE Watersports Trend! – „Boot International 2024“ in Düsseldorf / Germany once again showcases: Foiling is THE trend in watersports.
A trend is born
In recent years, a fascinating development has unfolded in watersports, capturing the attention not only of professionals but also enthusiasts: Foiling. The revolution began with the America’s Cup 2013 in San Francisco when catamarans began to fly and reach incredible speeds. The secret: hydrofoils. Rudder blades that lifted the yachts out of the water, like wings, thus reducing drag to a minimum. Foiling has fundamentally changed sailing and has meanwhile become an element of nearly all watersports. The incorporation of foiling into internationally renowned high-speed sailing competitions like the America’s Cup and SailGP has been pivotal for the evolution of foiling across the spectrum of watersports. The „Boot International“ boat fair in Düsseldorf 2024 recognizes this and focuses on this subject.
The iFLY15 stands out as a prominent pioneer of this exhilarating movement. The development of this high-performance catamaran began eight years ago. Even at that time, E.M. Miller, the developer of the iFLY15 and CEO of CEC Catamarans GmbH, understood that flying over the water requires a well-functioning flight control system to glide the boat stably over the water in various wind, weather, and water conditions.
What role does a flight control system play while hydrofoil sailing?
What was once reserved for professionals and often ended in incredible “crashes” should now be manageable for regular sailors with trapeze experience. In addition to the effect of making flying ships manageable for recreational sailors, the performance and fun factor offered by such a flight control system are significant. With a stable flight position, the boat can now fly over the water at incredible speeds over extremely long distances.
Hydrofoil sailing becomes an exciting experience with full concentration on the sailing itself such as the boat balance, the sailing trim, the sailing direction… (and everything else you pay attention to when sailing), and of course not forgetting the experience of nature and the adrenaline rush you will definitely experience.
Technological Features: Technologically superior, the iFLY15, with its automatic control system FlySafe®, offers an incredible sailing experience. FlySafe® optimizes the boat’s position during foiling, contributing to a safe and accessible experience. The carbon-made foiler and the use of high-quality materials also ensure durability and top-notch performance.
Conclusion: At the Boot International in Düsseldorf 2024, foiling takes a central position, and for good reason. The iFLY15 is a pioneer of this emerging movement. This innovative approach promises not only a new watersport trend but a sustainable change in how we glide above the water’s surface. Symbolizing a new era of watersports characterized by innovation, technology, and an exciting sailing experience, the iFLY15 stands as a testament.
Why is the iFLY15 so captivating? The iFLY15 offers a unique flying experience where the boat seems to hover over the waves. The innovative technology of the FlySafe® Foil Control System not only enables impressive speeds but also remarkable stability of the flight attitude and control over the boat, even in stronger winds and waves. Both beginners and experienced sailors appreciate the accessible learning curve and the opportunity for challenging maneuvers.