Real and significant performance gains.
Foils are making themselves more and more present in yacht racing. When DSS was invented the Volvo Ocean Race was sailing in 60ft water ballasted yachts and the America’s Cup was in 25 ton monohulls.
The Infiniti 36 was the first foiling monohull to take part in offshore racing in mixed fleets and although she was never designed to race seriously she put in some impressive performances and proved herself extremely seaworthy.
The Infiniti 46 is the DSS yacht which has raced the most extensively, under IRC, ORC and ORR rating systems and has performed impressively under all rating systems.
Class wins in the Middle Sea Race (2) and RORC Transatlantic under IRC and a class win in the Newport to Bermuda Race as well as winning the SoCal 300 overall under ORR.
Other yachts using DSS include Wild Oats XI which had DSS retrofitted for two of her line honours victories in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race and Wild Joe (originally Wild Oats) which has had DSS fitted with impressive results.
The Quant boats (www.quant-boats.com) have excelled in the Swiss lakes.
The Q 28 was the first to arrive, turning heads with electric pace.
This was followed by the Q 30, of which there were 5 built
This was followed by the European Yacht of the Year winner 2016, the Q 23 – the first fully flying keelboat was another breakthrough from the team at DSS