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Defi wind Superstar start

Conditions: Wave sails - 4.5 Race sails 5.5. Ben said this is the lighter wind of the race course. 150 racers vs the usual 1000 in the early summer general public version (and still nuts) Shok

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Re: Defi wind pro start

This is a qualifier for the full race later on. FF to 24:30 for some carnage at the first jibe mark.

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At seems that Le Defi Superstars pushed up the foil/fin boundary a notch
Nico Goyard -
"And then the last day ... And what a last day!
A first race at 29 knots average where we finished 1st, 2 and 3rd with Alex (Cousin, editor's note) and Thomas (Goyard).
Then a second race where I succeeded after a fall to overtake Matteo (Iachino) on the last tack in 25-30 knots of wind and to win a very emotional race! I was averaging 32.4 knots on the whole of the last tack ... Quite frightening when foiling!
I come back to land and there ... Disqualified for forgetting to sign in ... It really messes up!

And finally this last anthological race with Pierre (Mortefon) with a huge battle until the end in 30 knots average and surely gusts to 35! I never thought I could go so fast in so much wind, especially with the angles of the course that had been set up! "

Translated via Google https://www.windmag.com/actu-nicolas-goyard-mon-resultat-defi-wind-superstars-demontre-certaine-fatigue-accumulee-interview

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Re: Defi wind Superstar start

Nico Prien's vlog on Defi

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For the foilers out there. Found this on the French forums

The person quoted is Alex Udin of Phantom

"Here is the gear used by Nico Goyard during the challenge:

12-17nds combo: IRIS Rf 7 / R91 / 430 / fuselage 100 / stab 175
combo 17 / 24kts: IRIS RF 6m / R85 / 430 / fuselage 100 / stab 175
Combo 24 / 31k: IRIS RF 5.1 / R78 / 350 / fuselage 100 / stab 175
Combo 31 / 38k: IRIS RF 4.3 / R78 / 350 / fuselage 100 / stab "

HIs light air foil wind was a 430 Shok

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