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Published on Aug 21, 2012
Another heel free kite rig sail craft prototype: a Sit On top Kite board. Testing on Fehmarn in August 2012. It worked very well and sailed comfortably at displacing and planing speeds of up to 8 knts. However, in theory this craft, if powered by an effective kite(I used a speed3 21sqm), should sail much faster than the wind(and than most other sail craft). I couldn't get it faster than about 9knts though (in ~10knts of wind), as it started to wobble, causing front foil ventilation and an uncomfortable feel when exceeding 8 knts. Will mount the same rig to a longer board with a wider stern for further testing and am optimistic, that wobbling will stop and craft be much faster, design will be resembling a Jet Ski. Will unfortunately be quite a while, until I'll be able to do so.