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SPECIAL BLOG: 10 facts about the TF10 foiling trimaran!

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In this special blog you can discover 10 interesting and funny facts about the TF10 foiling Trimaran. They were published bi-weekly between 14 July and 17 November 2020. You can read them all here right now!

⛵TF10-fact #1:

Thanks to the sophisticated design, every sailor feels comfortable on the TF10 foiling trimaran:
😃 The bow is designed to cut through the waves. This results in less hits on waves, which greatly increases sailing comfort
😃 The carbon benches with back support provide a comfortable seat for crew and helmsman
😃 The TF10’s foils and T-rudders minimize pitch and roll movements
😃 The rake angle of all four foils is adjusted with electric actuators, which improves comfort and safety during sailing and foiling

⛵TF10-fact #2:

The TF10 foiling trimaran is completely made off carbon pre-preg with a Nomex honeycomb structure inside. This combination results in a very strong and stiff boat. She is perfectly capable of withstanding the rough elements such as wind and water. The TF10 ensures pleasant and comfortable sailing + fantastic foiling experience for every sailor.

⛵TF10-fact #3:

The wishbone boom (half windsurfer boom) on the TF10 foiling trimaran provides the decksweeper mainsail layout to perform at its best. This technique also offers an additional safety advantage: in a manoeuvre the sail is now the lowest point and not the carbon boom = safer for your head.

⛵TF10-fact #4:

In the world of trimarans the ‘one-offs’ are the normal. Not for the TF10! On the contrary, we already build 6 foiling trimarans of this type. Thanks to our unique one-design-production process, all boats have exactly the same design, equipment, technology, etc. This results in a new sailing class, in which not the boat determines whether you win the race, but the skills and experience of the captain.

⛵TF10-fact #5:

The rake angle of all four foils of the TF10 foiling trimaran is adjusted with electric actuators. This system was developed and built entirely by DNA. It improves comfort and safety during sailing and foiling, because the crewmembers can easily make changes with one move of their hand while seated on the carbon benches. This electrical steering-system, made in valuable cooperation with Sailmon, is also available in the cockpit of the boat.

A non-electrical back-up is the rope-with-ball-system: If, for example, due to water drops or other circumstances, the screen of the electronic control system is less easily readable, the angle of the foils can also be read by the position of the yellow ball.

⛵TF10-fact #6:

Regardless of age, gender or muscle strength: any sailor can sail and foil with the TF10 foiling trimaran!

Special fact: on the 1st photo you see the cool America’s Cup sailing ladies Sally Barcow and Libby Greenhalgh!

Photo TF10 Celeritas by Paul Todd – Outside Images
Photo TF10 Celeritas by Paul Todd – Outside Images

⛵TF10-fact #7:

The TF10 foiling trimaran is very easy to transport. The rudder boxes can be clicked out and then pulled up with the rudder and all. This way they are in the transport position for on a trailer. We supply the TF10 with a specially designed road trailer. Simply fold the boat and launch it by boat ramp or crane in or out of the water.

⛵TF10-fact #8:

The TF10 is a 4-point foiling boat. This configuration ensures that you always sail with all four foils down. The TF10 hydrofoils are daggerboards in a so-called Z-shape, the rudders are foils with a T-lifting surface. This 4-point line-design has its origin in the DNA F1x. DNA was the first to find a solution to get the A-class upon the foils whilst complying with all special boxrule restrictions for that class.

All TF10 hydrofoils are made of carbon pre-preg, manufactured in a unique ‘one-shot’ production process and finished with high-quality paint in the colour of your choice. The design of the TF10 foils comes, just like the complete boatdesign, from the renowned designers of Morrelli Melvin Design & Engineering Inc.

Photo by Joris Lugtigheid
Photo by Joris Lugtigheid

⛵TF10-fact #9:

This is also why the TF10 is a foiling sailing boat for every sailor: handy pulley systems! The clean deck lay-out together with world-class deck hardware and grand Prix racing style. Running rigging by Gorilla Rigging provides optimal sail and foil handling on board. Hoist the sails, speed up, start foiling!

⛵TF10-fact #10:

The feeling of freedom. The fresh air. The exhilaration of being on the water. The sense of adventure. The competition with the wind. The water glistening in the sun. When you sail, you think about nothing but sailing. The TF10 foiling trimaran offers you all that. And some more: thanks to the hydrofoils you’ll also experience the great feeling of flying above the water!

📹 = shortcut from TF10-video 2019, made by Local Agency

With this 10th fact we close this special TF10-facts-blog. If you want to learn even more about this great foiling trimaran or sign up for a test drive, please contact us: dna@hollandcomposites.nl

Learn more about DNA’s TF10 foiling trimaran:

The boat and her builders | Discover the designers | Get to know the TF10 Class Association