I remember Yves Parlier so well when he commanded me to trim the mast on Hydroplaneur – the experimental 60′ hydrofoil planing catamaran. He managed the 24 hour singlehanded sailing record with 586 miles at an average speed of 24.41 knots.
Not only is Yves Parlier one of the world’s most accomplished ocean racers but is also an innovator and visionary. His latest creation is SEAKITE. A giant parafoil which once deployed high above the waves, pulls boats at foiling speeds.
Check out SEAKITE and let us know if you think this may be the future of sailing rigs.