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Scuttlebutt: Video of the Week

(October 2, 2009) Australian Julian Bethwaite, who has been riding the skiff wave with his 49er and 29er class designs, must be pretty sick of all the attention that hydrofoiling boats are getting. Somebody must have said how cool the foiling Moth class is to him one too many times, so he decided to stick some foils on a 49er just to silence the noise. This video shows the 49er flying around in Sydney Harbour in about 11 knots. As Julian says, "This is what we are up to these days. It'll be interesting to see where we are at in another 25 years."

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