Francisco Lufinha hopes to cross the Atlantic Ocean using a trimaran powered with a kite. The experienced Portuguese kitesurfer designed a multi-hull boat that can sail rough seas using a towing kite propulsion.
Pushing the Limits Of Kiteboating
The kiteboat is electronic in the first phase. Instead of pulling his arms, he can use a joystick. Lufinha said that the system, which is still being tested, lifts the kite into the air and makes some circles. This allows him to sleep while riding and sailing.
“During the crossing, I will test my limits as never before. I will have to control the kite in air for days, and get rid of the tiredness from sleeping only 20 minutes at once.”