A ONE DESIGN BOAT THAT’S TWICE THE FUN
Sailing with a daggerboard
or airborne foiling.
Foiling is here to stay. Developments in The America’s Cup and proposals for foiling boats in the Olympics are trickling down to the sailing public. Foiling has been around for years but until now it helped to be an expert sailor and not too large if you wanted to succeed. The Flying Mantis is designed to be sailed with a conventional daggerboard that can be swapped for a central T-foil, to go foiling. Why not progress from one to the other?
The central hull weighs around 25kg plus outriggers at 12.5kg each.
The Flying Mantis is designed to be rigged quickly. The outriggers can be fitted or derigged without taking down the mast. It doesn’t need to live in a dinghy park, which makes it easier to sail somewhere different each day.
SAILING WITH A DAGGERBOARD
A great boat that any sailor can enjoy. It comes with a lift-up rudder and a central daggerboard.
This boat has all the advantages of lightweight carbon hulls, mast and boom that result in high performance and forgiving multihull sailing.
Everything from the daggerboard sailing (DBS) version plus additional central and rudder T-foils and a foiling system to connect a control wand to the front of the bowsprit.