A Sixty Foot Planing Hull

These are what the single-handed folks are racing around the world right now. Watch the hull pop off the wave toward the end of the video. This is what a small planing hull does to overcome boat speed. These Open 60's apparently do it at winds over 15 knots or so. Wow!



1:43 PM

Wow, it looked like it was going to actually take off! I was waiting for the boat to pitch-pull like my Hobie.