HYDROFOIL CATAMARAN >>> iFLY®15 <<<
by CEC Catamaran Europe Central
> STABLE FLIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FOR SAILING ENTHUSIASTS WHO LOVE THE EXTRAORDINARY.
> FLYING SAILING IS NO LONGER RESERVED FOR ACROBATS AND ATHLETS. Enjoy YOURSELF the sensation of planing above the waves: quiet and fast. LIVE YOUR DREAM !
> iFLY15 ENABLES STABLE FLYING FAR BEYOND WHAT OTHERS CALL "STABLE".
> WE LOVE FLYING, NOT CRASHING. We don't need to prove how tough we are by struggling with sub-optimal material.
> SPEED IS NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL. ONLY WITH A STABLE GEAR, YOU ARE WINNING RACES, as it gives You room to concentrate on sailing well, tactics and also allows pushing hard.
> WITH A STABLE FOILER YOU HAVE FUN AND NOT STRESS.
> «FlySafe®» AUTOMATIC FOILS HAVE PROVEN TO STABILIZE AUTONOMOUSLY THE HORIZONTAL FLIGHT ATTITUDE, longitudinal and lateral. The «FlySafe®» stabilizing system is a CEC development based on most advanced iMOTH class state of the art technology. It works solely mechanically. No electronics.
> NO NEED TO OPERATE FOILS WHILE SAILING (self-regulating automatic foils). Sailor concentrates on steering and main-sheet.
> COME AND TEST SAIL THE iFLY®15 : EXPERIENCE THE SUPERIOR STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF STATE OF THE ART ACTIVE FOIL CONTROL vs. traditional passive foil configurations. Contact for test sailing : EMichael@iFLYsail.com
> FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY INTEGRATED AND HIDDEN INSIDE THE HULLS. Not affecting the clean, modern design, well protected against dirt and mechanical damaging, furthermore not representing a risk of injury. Only the wand sticks on the very front of the hulls reach out on the water. WAND STICKS RAISE UP AUTOMATICALLY AS SOON AS THE FLIGHT MODE IS DEACTIVATED (e.g. in light airs or for beaching).
> FREEDOM ! FLYING SOLO OR OPTIONAL WITH CREW. You have the choice. No manhunt for crew. But still having the opportunity to take a friend or family to fly together. 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.)
> EARLY TAKE OFF IN WINDS AS LOW AS 2Bft. / 6KNOTS, enabled by combination of innovative «KickOff» foil control, a trampoline that creates lift, an innovative rig and foils of the latest generation.
> EASY TO FOIL THE JIBE (without landing). Stable maneuvers with the four T-Foils always in the water.
> NO HOISTING AND LOWERING OF DAGGERBOARDS while sailing. (Only for beaching or in shallow waters.)
> SAILING PLEASURE AND PERFORMANCE ALSO IN CHOPPY WATERS, field-proven in Atlantic Ocean and winterly open Mediterranean Sea.
> SILENT AND CALM PLANING ABOVE THE WAVES.
> OPTION TO FLY EXTRA HIGH. Impressive to fly up to 90cm high, avoiding even high waves below.
> FREE CHOICE TO SWITCH BETWEEN FLYING MODE OR SAILING AS A CONVENTIONAL CATAMARAN (with at least the leeward hull touching the water). Pulling just one rope, and the iFLY15 will no longer take off, but the foils will still create lift and give an extra agile sailing experience.
> 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.
> EASY TO LEARN FLYING BY AVERAGE SKILLED AND TRAINED SAILORS.
> NO NEED TO BE AN ATHLET OR TO HAVE AN ABOVE-AVERAGE PHYSICAL FITNESS. Rather less, than more physical to sail, compared to conventional catamarans or dinghies, that are much more exposed to waves movement.
> INNOVATIVE HIGH PERFORMING RIG:
> LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF “DECK SWEEPING” MAINSAIL.
> WORLD PREMIERE : ROLLABLE WING SAIL: THE SYNERGY OF PERFORMANCE À LA AMERICAS CUP, COMBINED WITH EASE TO USE. ROLLABLE AS A CONVENTIONAL SAIL (available as special accessory).
> WORLD PREMIERE #2 : LIGHT WIND FORESAIL «CodeF(ly)»
(CEC new development based on Code0 / GENOA / GENNAKER),
used on all courses/points, also upwind. CodeF is only used in extreme light airs up to 8knots (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. Airtight material to increase performance of the “deck-sweeping” mainsail by avoiding loss of pressure below the sail foot.
> BOTH BEAMS AND TRAVELLER TRACK FULLY SUNK IN HULLS / TRAMPOLINE underlining PURITY OF DESIGN WITH CLEAR LINES. Best aerodynamic solution. Comfortable and DECREASES CHANCES OF INJURY.
> WELL CLEANED UP TRAMPOLINE. Only few control lines. Those can be reached from trapeze and are pulled under the two layers trampoline after use.
> SCIENTIFICALLY DEVELOPED HIGH END FOILS for early lift-off, high speeds and best stability. The foils are the work of Gilbert St. Blancat, who did also design the wings for Kite Foiler World Champion TAAROA.
> BOAT SPEED BEYOND DOUBLE WIND SPEED.
> TOP SPEED ABOVE 26 KNOTS. In ideal conditions, up to 30 knots.
> « INTERNATIONAL FORMULA 15 FOIL Class Association » :
The new development class for
SINGLE HANDED on
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.
> VERY LIGHT BOAT, but robust for everyday usage. 90kg READY TO SAIL
> HULLS MADE OF CARBON FIBER SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION WITH HIGH VALUE EPOXY RESIN
> CHOICE OF SEVERAL COLORS FOR HULL
> CARBON FIBER MAST : DEVELOPED EXPLICITELY FOR iFLY15 BY WORLDWIDE LEADING A-CAT MAST PRODUCER. Masts of Piet Saarberg or Fiberfoam as a choice.
> CARBON FIBER COMPONENTS : BEAMS, BOOM, DAGGERBOARDS, RUDDER, FOILS, WAND SYSTEM, TILLER, TILLER EXTENSION.
> GAME FREE BEARING OF RUDDER AND CENTERBOARDS. NC MILLED BEARINGS OUT OF HIGH TECH MATERIALS.
> RUDDER BOX NC-MILLED OUT OF MASSIVE ALUMINIUM, using production processes from aerospace industry.
> MADE IN WESTERN EUROPE WITH LOVE AND CARBONE. Development and production of iFLY15 in central Europe.
> EASY TO DISASSEMBLE AND TRANSPORT PLATFORM. But not necessary to disassemble for road transport as width also in assembled state is suitable for horizontal trailering on most European roads.
> Lenght 4.63m, 15ft. A Foiling Catamaran for 1-2 person(s) does not need to be any longer. The ancient rule that says You need length to be fast does not apply with hulls not touching the water in most times.
> Width 2.50m. This width helps a lot for stability. Still with 2.50m, the cat is road legal (in most countries) to be transported in horizontal position without disassembly.
> Mast height and sail area : 12.5sqm deck-sweeper mainsail on 7.5m carbon mast.
> Draft : 95cm
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