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The MIT Sailing Pavilion has a UFO sailboat that uses wing-like T foils to lift the hull out of the water. This 8 foot 9 inch, 110 pound catamaran style dinghy "flies" above the water is a good introduction to foiling.

Requirements to Sail

  • Must have full membership (Normal Sailing Card)
  • Must have sufficient ratings; either
    • Helmsman rating OR
    • Provisional rating and at least two of the three high(er) performance boat ratings
      • 420
      • Firefly
      • Laser
  • Must take class to learn to rig/ sail

Safety For You (& The Boat)

Rigging the UFO

Derigging Notes

Sailing Basics

Tuning Basics