Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Assassin Foils Offical Press Release

Team Assassin is pleased to announce the worst best kept secret. Technical Director at Emirates Team NZ, Nick Holroyd, has come onboard and agreed to design a full set of ‘Assassin’ foils. Nick comes exceptionally highly qualified and has given the Assassin a special edge with highly advanced technology that is undeniably fast. There really is no need for introduction to Nick as I’m sure anyone in the know will know who Nick Holroyd is..

Nick is currently in his forth consecutive campaign with ETNZ. In the 2007 campaign he was a senior Naval Architect and was the design liason in the ‘Balance and Tuning’ group that was responsible for recording and optimising there sailing modes on the yacht. He was primarily responsible for the appendage design and general application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the 2000 and 2003 Americas Cup defences.

We are very excited about this latest development. The foil design is an integral part of the international moth and we believe there is no better person for the job. Assassin has stepped up and is arguably the most highly spec’d hydrofoiling moth available in the world, with an unbeatable price tag. We thank Nick for coming onboard and supporting Assassin, proudly New Zealand designed and built.