Friday, August 07, 2015

Exhibit of the Class-C project at the RSTLYC this evening

There are not many racing classes more interesting than this one! The C-Class catamaran is a foiling boat with a hard wing. Pictured above, "Rafale" will be on display tonight at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club (6-9 p.m.). Montreal sailor Trevor Parekh calls this craft "The coolest most techologically advanced boat ever built in Montreal"

Marc Farmer and Trevor Parekh (RStLYC) will be racing this boat at the next C Class Championship, often referred to as the Little America's Cup, to be held on Lake Geneva in September. Farmer and Parekh took the Canadian 49er championship this year

Rafale is designed and built by a large and impressive team of students from the ETS, L'École de Technologie Supérieure of University of Québec.

The event starts at 6 p.m. There is a speech at 7:30, followed by a raffle to support the team at 8:45. A cash-only BBQ will be going on throughout the evening as well.

These are cool boats to be sure. Long before the adoption of this technology by the America's Cup, the C Class has been using hard wings and hydrofoils for more than 30 years.