Nowadays, the spectacular performance of the foiling multihulls is thrilling an even larger public. The impressive increase in speed was a quantum leap in the history of competitive sailing. However, the instability that comes with foiling is also clearly visible. To maintain foiling for as long as possible, the sailors on board must put in a huge physical effort. At the same time, foiling also requires a wealth of experience and tactical nous.
The use of hydrofoils and the resulting ‘flight’ of the yachts have revolutionized the sport. The graphic display makes this foiling time accessible to fans and TV viewers. Seeing the current value on the screen allows them to immediately recognize which crew has the upper hand. The formula is a simple one: whoever flies for the longest is the quickest. Whoever is the quickest, wins. BMW FlyTime will also help clarify who is leading the race at the finals of the 2017 America's Cup.