|By Dave Santos on Aug. 11,
28036Re: [AWES] Caribbean Foiling Championships
The Olympic Kiteboarding rules competition will be between simple boards vs foil boards, LEIs vs parafoils, freestyle vs speed around a course. What about stunt kiting? It hardly matters which fine option first puts kite sports into Olympic play; the kites are coming.
None of the kite systems currently under consideration involve RATs or hydro-turbines because such complications are low TRL that would at first only reduce net traction power with added cost and complexity, creating a tech race more than an athletic event. Olympic events try to equalize gear as much as possible. Non-Olympic open "Cup" and record competitions will naturally adopt more open rules. How about Fort Felker on an electric foil-board driven by an M600 for a Gold Medal?
Note: A Kiwee1 AWES could in principle direct-drive a hydro-turbine board for DUW sailing.
On Sunday, August 11, 2019, 02:14:59 PM CDT, email@example.com wrote:
Will any of the involved kite systems feature air RATs or hydro turbines?
Will participants and spectators become more able to think about and appreciate a wider world of energy kite systems?
tags: foil, kite foil, kite foiling, FFAWE, two media, moving anchor, kiteboarding, kitesurfing.