Why do the new Vendee Globe IMOCA 60 yachts have foils?

Published: 1/12/2016
Why do the new Vendee Globe IMOCA 60 yachts have foils?
Source: WWW.YACHTINGWORLD.COM

The Vendée Globe solo round the world race is the proving ground for a range of brand new offshore monohull foil designs. Elaine Bunting reports 150416- Entrainement en solo au large Lorient pour le monocoque 60 pieds IMOCA Banque Populaire VIII, Skipper, Armel Le Cléac'h. Foils are the newest phenomenon on the Vendée Globe race and one that looks as if it is set to …Continue reading »

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