Novice RC Sailor - Planning On Building a Hydrofoil Trimaran

Hi Everyone,

For the last 10 years or so, I’ve been experimenting with a full-size (15’ long) hydrofoil trimaran, usually at Lake Perris - about an hour’s drive from where I live in San Diego County (California). Although this has been great fun & very rewarding, the logistics are getting to be way too much for me. A 1 or 2 hour sail requires a full day’s effort & as a result I’m sailing less & less each year. To top it off, I’ve recently hurt my knee & need to take it a little easy for a few months.

Although I’m a complete novice at RC sailing, I’m planning on building a model similar to my full-scale boat (probably a Mini 40 or Formula 48). I’m currently trying to absorb as much basic information as I can from reading the forums, etc. but will soon need to start asking for advice & opinions from those of you who have been involved in similar projects.

I’m looking forward to some interesting discussions soon!

Doug Halsey