AN iFOILER WITH INCREASED STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
IFS - INCREASED FOILING SYSTEM, INCREASE THE DYNAMIC LENGTH AND BEAM OF A FOLER TO INCREASE ITS STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
Mothquito has an original and innovative hull design, with soft and organic lines, characterized by:
Flat and curved bows upwards and an hydrodynamic planing hull like high performance surf style, optimized to favor a quick takeoff facilitating the passage of waves under the hull and the "ground effect" that provides lift to the underbody.
A deck with an elevate forward, and work area with longitudinal stops (forward/backward) for sure footing on tacking at high speed, which in turn serve to house inside the two position extensors arms of the T-Foils rudder.
This design offers the following advantages:
In displacement travel mode, or conventional mode: Allows the waves passage under the hull with a flow of smooth release and provides a fast and effective transition with glide to foiling mode.
In navigation without displacement or foiling mode: In case of loss of lift, it minimizes the risk of pitching that can cause pitch-pole, thanks to an advanced main foils and its flat surf bows guy who favor the bounce on the surface without slowing down. In addition, the aerodynamic design of his hull with positive support, contributes to further enhance the stability and principal lift provided by the foils, also due to its rear spoiler that increases the stability in flight.
Polishing the model to start manufacturing molds in early 2018. Sea trials planned for spring.
The Mothquito Class will be controlled by IFS company,
by his construction manual and subject to the standards of World Sailing (WS), which will not admit parts or components that are not supplied by the manufacturer, so that all vessels are issued with the same helmets and equipment to promote competition among sailors, with the same boats, rigging, foils and equipment.
In the other image, Toni Blanc with his son Alberto Blanc in design process.
Toni Blanc, designer of Mothquito and CEO of IFS, together with the austrian engineer Wolfgang Habe, Associate Technical Director of Team Mothquito and Production Manager. In the image on the right, Alberto Blanc, IFS Community Manager, inspecting preliminary manufacturing processes.
Another important characteristic of the Mothquito and that not only responds to a design needs, is the elimination of trapezoids and their replacement by wings that protrude laterally one meter for each board, allowing the skipper to know the location of the tips of the main foils in flight since practically the beam of the hull with wings equals to the maximum dynamic beam. This will undoubtedly be of great help to avoid problems between boats sailing with little space between them heading towards a mark.
When we started designing the boat we asked ourselves why two rudders in a small foiling boat instead of just one, but judging by their dynamic dimensions... who said that the Mothquito is small?
With this large dynamic beam it is essential to align as much as possible the bow/stern lift lines parallel to the center line, to avoid strange reactions in heel, although this foiler will fly with little heel because of its great righting moment.