The Proafile forums are now closed.
The forums opened on Nov. 1, 2011, and operated until Aug. 31, 2014. There are 400 topics on all aspects of proa and outrigger canoe design, history, construction and sailing, which remain online as an archive.
If anybody is interested in high speed sailing, laminating technology, last hour news and in general remarks PERFORMANCE AND OUTSTANDING SAILING NEWS AND UPDATES, I would suggest looking and subscribing to the French magazine VOILES ET VOILIERS.
The web subscription allows you to receive, news data and info of the market and technology as well as offers, parts information etc.
I was just following the giant trimaran BANQUE POPULAIRE intent of record braking world tour presently held by GRUPAMA,(is 900 Ml. ahead) and there is a log photo that shows speeds of 42,06 Kn!!!!