Rise of the Ninja – part 2

Good 15-20 knot breeze on at BCYC yesterday allowing me another chance to get the Ninja sea trials underway. After taking her home on Wednesday to sort some bits and pieces out I was keen to get back out and see what she was capable of.
It was pretty blustery and bearing in mind I still haven’t got my control lines anywhere near the right lengths the Ninja posted just shy of 24 knots!
Back in the workshop for a few pimps (still need to add a wand paddle amongst other things) before a mad mission to Nottingham for new foil moulds followed by training at HISC next weekend…

Photos by Laura Hitchcock.







3 Replies to “Rise of the Ninja – part 2”

  1. Pretty boat. Does the new rudder have winglets? I am now seeing the genius of the feature, but not for any of the typical winglet reasons…

  2. Thanks guys!No winglets on the new foils. They are great for induced drag reduction at the low speeds but to make the most they really need to be on the main foil. I suppose if you aren’t running a flap on the main foil then you’re in the money as they suddenly become a lot easier to add…They will be bulbed and take-a-partable – from the numbers the designer is convinced we’ve made gains…

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