Philip says, “Foiling could be described as ‘a new, highly energetic sport for athletic pro-sailors who want to blast around in flat water, compete in serious racing competitions and have exhilarating fun’.Well, move over, pro-sailors! Foiling with C-FLY is for anyone with sailing ability who would like to foil, be it in flat or rough water, both inshore and offshore, day and night, race or cruise, safely and at speed. You could say, C-FLY is the waterborne equivalent of a high performance 4 x 4 rally car; daring to go off-road.”
Philip started out with a professional sailing career, re-rigging and sailing square rigged sailing ships. Followed by years as a professional yachtsman and captain working aboard large private yachts.
Back on dry land, he changed tack to become a specialist in advanced structural monitoring. Obtaining precise real-time measurements within often hostile environments. Simply, controlling risk within construction, rail, naval, airfield and nuclear sites (Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation).
C-FLY is literally a step-change innovation in hydrofoil sailing. He sees the huge potential of the foil technology; particularly for offshore foiling. He is actively providing project and operational support.