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Great interview with Martin Fischer on Catamaran Racing News and Design.Discusses Paradox (on which he consulted providing CFD and optimisation services as well as one of the initial foil geometry concepts) and other foiling multihull projects…
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The end of our Southern summer season is approaching so we have been making best use of each long warm day whenever the breeze has been good.Lots of time on the water for Paradox, putting the theories to the test and giving many interested parties the opportunity to experience A Cat sailing on stable foils....
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The bottom inflection on the foils for Paradox is there to give stability in heave (controlling ride height). This solution is unique to our A Cat and other Martin Fischer designs such as the GC32 and Flying Phantom.The upper inflection is a way to adjust overall dihedral angle. It has also been seen on the ETNZ...
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What a great time to be in this game: So many factors are converging to make fast sailing accessible and affordable. Multihull development in particular is really benefiting from having been ‘discovered’ by the ‘mainstream’. I speak as a converted monohull sailor but also as a member of the industry with some understanding of economics....
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Six page piece on Paradox in the latest Australian Sailing + Yachting magazine. Great to see the A Class Catamaran get such visibility in the mainstream sailing press! This exciting class has certainly moved on from being ‘the best kept secret in sailing’ to being recognised as the fun, technically advanced and elegant boat it...
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After testing four different prototypes, here is the latest version of the rudder cassettes that we will supply with your ParadoxA Class Catamaran. Once again, the optimum choice strikes a balance between different considerations.  In fact, the design of this component is a great illustration of how the best solutions use the most appropriate materials...
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Back in the office after a great A Cat regatta. Efficient race management allowed competitors to enjoy nine races in an ideal venue over three days of sunshine and consistent wind between 12 and 18 knots.   A satisfying debut for Paradox in the hands of young Dave Parker who, despite being new to the...
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We have received several questions regarding the unusually flared mid sections on Paradox compared to other A Cat designs.The simple thinking is to push the outer gunwale (hull to deck joint) between the beams as far outboard as possible. If each hull had vertical topsides (slab sided), the outer gunwales would move inboard as the...
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Some close up shots of the new Paradox A Class Cat on the water, snapped by Andrea Francolini. Detailed reports on the first weeks of testing sessions coming up soon. This project is definitely ‘centre stage’ for CarbonicBoats now that the summer is here, even though other developments such as RC yachts and UAV airframe...
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Not much time behind the desk recently, and for the coming weeks. After the planning and design phase and a smooth build period, we are now exploring the performance profile of the new A Cat.Here is our first in-depth discussion of the project outside this blog: http://www.catsailingnews.com/2012/12/new-paradox-cat-in-detail-dario-valenza.html There is a bewildering array of variables to...
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