We have seen more awesome drone videos coming from the sailing community in the past, but I think this one may be the new favorite. Check out this short video where a drone flies underneath the USA F50 foiling catamaran sailing at full speed. I guess the pilot must have big brass ones or at least DJI Care Refresh.
USA F50 catamaran
These newly designed F50 foiling catamarans are predicted to be able to break 50 knots in as little as 20 knots of wind speed. These new boats are much faster than the AC50 that were used during the America’s Cup in San Francisco a few years ago.
As you can see in the video, the drone flies right above the water before flying underneath the boat. Considering how fast the boat is moving, wind, waves, and a foil sticking out, there is not a lot of room for error. Luckily the drone pilot is able to avoid all these obstacles and comes out unscathed on the other side, turns around for a glorious shot of the foiling USA F50 catamaran. I’m sure a few high fives followed!
— DroneDJ (@DroneDJ) November 21, 2018
Other awesome drone footage from sailing community
This is not the first time we have seen spectacular drone footage emerge from the sailing community. Earlier this year, we have seen some very impressive drone flying skills coming from the Volvo Ocean Race. Check out these stories for more on that.
- Watch Team Bunel fly and catch a drone from a Volvo Ocean Race yacht
- Spectacular drone footage and landing during the record-breaking 9th Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race by Team Brunel
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