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VIDEO: 'Flying session'

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.”