|*Actual foil borne weight may be less, depending on wind speeds|
Dr. Sam Bradfield, Designed the Windrider Rave
Unless you live in the esoteric world of speedsailing, Dr. Sam Bradfield may be the most famous designer you don't know. Since he began sailing in the early 60s, Dr. Bradfield has looked for ways to make sailboats faster. His expertise in fluid dynamics and advanced wind powered watercraft - don't call him a naval architect - eventually led to hydrofoils and the design of nf2 (Neither Fish nor Fowl), a foil trimaran that held the Class C world speed sailing record between 1978 and 1982. After setting outright speed records, Sam and his associates at HydroSail, Inc., Mike McGarry and Tom Haman, set their sights on optimizing hydrofoil systems for racing and practical applications. A perfect match for Rave's design goals, HydroSail brings unparalleled experience to the design of this innovative sailing craft.
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