VORTEX POD RACER
The Vortex pod racer has been specifically designed to make high-speed foiling both safe and accessible to a larger audience. Eliminating the previously prohibitive factors of agility, fitness and sailing knowledge, the Vortex pod racer moves high-performance foiling into a new era and brings foiler flying to experienced sailors, novice pilots and extreme sports enthusiasts alike.
Built from carbon fibre and beautifully balanced, the Vortex pod racer is lightweight, stable, and requires minimal operational effort from the pilot to get underway and air born.
With the sailing of a Vortex pod racer there is no hiking, sliding around on tramps or ducking under booms. To fly and sail the Vortex pod racer, the pilot sits inside a cockpit. The V-Pilot flies the Vortex pod racer like a plane, controlling the trim and heel (bank) with a joystick, and using foot pedals to steer.
The Vortex pod racer’s innovatively simple control system allows the V-Pilot three-dimensional freedom while flying approximately one metre above the water at speeds of 30 knots.