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America’s Cup technology now available for all sailors! Introducing the TF10, the next generation of foiling. The TF10 is designed at it’s core for more controlled foiling. The TF10 combines attributes learned from previous ground-breaking foiling yachts, and provides a foiling trimaran platform for all high-performance sailors to experience.
The TF10 class association is in place to ensure quality, competitive racing. The racing format will be owner controlled and will provide a variety of race courses from bay races to coastal as well as traditional windward leeward courses.
The TF10 Class rules are established for the purpose of guiding safe, fair, and a congenial and supportive atmosphere for competition. The equipment will be strictly One Design, and the pool of crew supportive of the owner/driver, will be the same for all boats. It is the intention of the class to ensure that the basis of competition is the sailing expertise of the owner/driver exclusively and that the cost of racing the boat is reasonable and approximately the same for all owner/drivers. It is the expressed goal of the class to avoid an 'arms race' for equipment, sails, and crew.
OWNER MANAGED CLASS ASSOCIATION IN PLACE
TF10 RACE SERIES
2019 Regatta calendar to be released with marquee events planned: Summer Series on the Eastern Seaboard, winter Florida Championship, and a potential European Race Series.
FOIL MODE - IT’S YOUR CHOICE
The TF10 is built to allow us all to experience the thrill of foiling. The last 10 years of foiling sailing development has shown where the future of the sport is going. Sail in full-foil mode, or retract and still sail at the blistering speeds of a conventional trimaran. The choice is your’s and the helmsman can make the decision based on a change in conditions.
The TF10 features a full carbon, state of the art Southern Spars rotating mast. The mainsail is an ‘endplate’ design with wishbone boom providing performance and safety attributes.
Easily transport the TF10 - simply retract the amas, and dock in a standard narrow slip, trailer or ship your boat. The TF10 has been built with ease of competition in mind. Imagine the simplicity of arriving at Key West on your own trailer or shipping to Europe in a 40’ container. Open up new weekend cruising destinations with the ease of a boat ramp. The TF10 is so simple to transport and set up it could be stored indoors.
DESIGNED FOR COMPETITION
Full carbon/nomex pre-preg construction for weight savings with added strength, strict one design with a strong owners group will ensure the yachts remain competitive without the need for constant tinkering and expensive modifications.
Shatter records with
room down below
Simple retracting dock
and trailer mode
SHATTER RECORDS WITH ROOM DOWN BELOW
Shatter records in coastal overnight events with bunks for 2 off-watch crew. Imagine arriving back in time for supper from what would be a traditional ‘overnight’ race.
Accommodation for off-watch crew with 5’ 10” (1.8m) standing room in the center hull. Ample storage space is available in the 2 amas for longer voyages.
Easily retract the amas and dock, trailer or store your TF10. The retracted amas create an overall beam of 8’ 4” (2.5m). No need to line up for a hoist, pay for a travel lift or register for a highway permit. The TF10 can be pulled with a standard HD pickup truck and launched from a ramp. The TF10 can be hoist launched at a standard YC hoist meant for small keelboats.
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THE FOIL SYSTEM
The foils on the TF10 allow levels of fun and performance formerly reserved for America’s Cup and professionally crewed racing catamarans. The main difference between the America’s Cup style foils and the foils on the TF10 are that you do not need to retract and deploy the foils during each tack or jibe maneuver – you simply leave them down! This feature greatly simplifies maneuvers and allows the TF10 to be sailed on short courses with relative ease. You can sail all day and not have to retract a foil.
The T rudders provide pitch stability when foiling or not, improving controllability and motion comfort in every condition. Both the foils and rudders are remotely controlled from the cockpit using electronic controls. Simply press a button to change angle of attack and lift. The rudders can be used to generate additional righting moment and speed if desired. The foils are fully retractable and removable from the deck, allowing easy folding while on the water. The rudders are designed to pivot up for folding and mooring, and have a load-release mechanism to allow the rudders to kick up in the event of grounding.
Designed to foil on the
front edge of sailing
THE TF10 DETAILS
1. Southern Spars Rotating Mast
2. Stable electric control of angle of attack
3. Sail With Foils Retracted if Conditions Require
4. Race with 4 or 5, or Double Hand for Easy Sailing
5. Retractable Amas for Easy Transport, Storage
6. Furling Gennaker
7. Masthead Gennaker
8. Space for Coastal Offshore Races
9. Self-Tacking Jib
10. End-plated Mainsail
LOA: 35.9', 10.94 m
LWL: 32.7', 9.97 m
Beam (floats): 22.3', 6.8 m
Beam (benches): 25.1', 7.65 m
Beam when folded: 8.6', 2.6 m
Draft foils up: 1.4', 0.4 m
Draft foils down: 8.4', 2.55 m
Internal height centre hull: 5.8', 1.78 m
Mast length: 52.8', 16.1 m
Displacement lightship: 2645 lb, 1200 kg
Displacement max load: 3308 lbs, 1500 kg
Crew: 4 nominal
The TF10 has been designed from concept to reality by the world renowned Morrelli & Melvin Design group. The class chose DNA performance sailing as the builder, one of the most experienced multihull builders in the world.
WORLD RENOWNED BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS
THE DESIGNERS: MORRELLI & MELVIN
Morrelli & Melvin, Design & Engineering, Inc. have been on the forefront of high performance multihull and foiling technology for over 25 years. They have a fantastic track record of designing creative, sound, safe, energy efficient, fun and fast yachts and they go the extra distance to ensure that they get built to specifications. An extremely versatile design group with success at the highest competitive levels including the America’s Cup, round the world and Transatlantic sailing records, Olympic Class catamarans, numerous World and continental championship designs. Their production yachts have won over 20 Boat of the Year awards and M&M are recognized as leading innovators in high performance luxury cruising yachts. They also design a wide range of innovative pleasure and commercial vessels including ferries, wind farm support vessels, and excursion vessels.
THE BUILDERS: DNA PERFORMANCE SAILING
DNA is the high performance sailing division of Dutch-based advanced composite engineering and manufacturing company Holland Composites. Company founder PJ Dwarshuis built his first A class cat in 1982 and established Holland Composites following graduation from Delft Technical University nearly a decade later, in 1991. Pushing innovation and boundaries in the sailing industry, we were building carbon prepreg boats up to 101 ft in the early ‘90s and subsequently expanded into other industries too. Building racing multihulls is in our blood. The introduction of the very successful DNA A class catamaran in 2010 has displayed DNA’s capabilities to an international audience; a true passion for manufacturing, integrating innovation and quality assurance and ensuring availability due to efficient construction methods. We know that with foiling boats there are no small details which can be missed. Our uncompromised attention to detail will aid the TF10 in being a superb One Design boat that is ready to foil and race out of the box. We build excitement and are proud to include the TF10 trimaran next to the foiling F1, F4 and G4 catamarans.
For further information, pricing and how you can experience the TF10, please contact DNA performance sailing.
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