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Sailing hydrofoil: Quiz


Question 1: On catamarans, a single main foil can be attached between the hulls just in front of the ________ and at 2 degrees of incidence, spanning the tunnel with supporting struts.
Vehicle dynamicsCenter of massCar handlingTire

Question 2: Fasta Craft's Prowler design, superseded in 2008 by the F-Zero, features a carbon-fiber hull, inverted "T" foils on the centerboard and ________, and it can reach speeds of over 27 knots.
Aircraft flight control systemCompassStrakeRudder

Question 3: A sailing ________, hydrofoil sailboat, or hydrosail is a sailboat with wing-like foils mounted under the hull.
TramTrolleybusCommuter railHydrofoil

Question 4: In the 1990s the ________ company manufactured the TriFoiler (no longer in production), a twin-sail trimaran with a mainsail on each outrigger capable of 30-knot speeds in typical sailing conditions.
TopcatDart 18Hobie catDart 16

Question 5: Both monohull and multihull sailboats can be retrofitted with hydrofoils, although greater stability can be achieved by using the wider planform of a ________ or trimaran.

Question 6: Brett Burvill sailed a narrow skiff Moth with inclined surface-piercing hydrofoils to a race win at the Moth World Championships in 2001 in ________, which was the first time a hydrofoil Moth had won a race at a World Championship.
CanadaUnited KingdomAustraliaBarbados


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