Vortex Pod Racer. Latest from McConaghy
The Vortex pod racer has been specifically designed to make high-speed foiling safe and accessible to a wider audience.
By eliminating the previously prohibitive factors of agility, fitness, and navigational awareness, the Vortex Pod Racer takes high-performance foiling into a new era and brings the Flying foiler to seasoned boaters, novice pilots, and extreme sports enthusiasts alike.
With navigating a Vortex capsule there is no walking, sliding on bums or ducking under a boom. To fly and navigate in the Vortex Pod, the pilot sits inside a cockpit. The V-Pilot flies the Vortex like an airplane, controlling trim and heel (tilt) with a joystick and using pedals to steer.
The blades are designed to be stable at speed, allowing the V-Pilot to soar like a graceful bird or with the aggressive dynamics of a fighter jet. The innovative and simple Vortex control system allows the V-Pilot three-dimensional freedom while flying approximately one meter above the water at a speed of 30 knots.
Constructed of carbon fiber and beautifully balanced, the Vortex Pod Racer is lightweight, stable, and requires minimal operational effort from the pilot to launch and take off in the air.
The Vortex Pod Racer has built-in waterproof electronics to give you wind direction, wind speed, boat speed, fit, heel, and more. Eventually, virtual courses will become available allowing V-Pilots in multiple locations around the world to compete against each other
The beam of the Vortex is slightly wider than that of a medium boat. The collapsible cross beam allows the Vortex to be stored on a cart with the platform raised, keeping installation times to a minimum, and for long-term storage or transport the cross beam and platform can be removed.
The Vortex pod racer can be launched directly from the beach or via a ramp. Once in the water, the tiller and front T-fins are easily deployed and retracted from the cockpit controls.