VIDEO: 'Flying session'

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By now we’ve all seen plenty of hydrofoiling sailing machines glide above the water’s surface.

What we liked about this video is that the video crew slows the action. That slo-mo effect gives a better sense of the cool aerodynamics that elevate the vessel hulls into the air.

French bluewater sailor Franck Cammas recently joined the Phantom Sailing Team for a “flying session” off the island of Brittany.

It was a good opportunity for the skipper to test the production version of the hydrofoiling catamaran Flying Phantom because he collaborated on the development of the R&D prototype with his own Groupama Sailing Team.

“It was nice to sail again on the Flying Phantom, it’s been a year now I haven’t sailed her,” Cammas said. “The evolutions are very good and the new foils, as compared to the prototypes ones, are much more stable, especially in moderate sea.”