Drone flies underneath USA F50 catamaran [video]

We have seen more awesome drone videos coming from the sailing community in the past, but I think this one may be the new favorite. Check out this short video where a drone flies underneath the USA F50 foiling catamaran sailing at full speed. I guess the pilot must have big brass ones or at least DJI Care Refresh.

USA F50 catamaran

These newly designed F50 foiling catamarans are predicted to be able to break 50 knots in as little as 20 knots of wind speed. These new boats are much faster than the AC50 that were used during the America’s Cup in San Francisco a few years ago.

As you can see in the video, the drone flies right above the water before flying underneath the boat. Considering how fast the boat is moving, wind, waves, and a foil sticking out, there is not a lot of room for error. Luckily the drone pilot is able to avoid all these obstacles and comes out unscathed on the other side, turns around for a glorious shot of the foiling USA F50 catamaran. I’m sure a few high fives followed!

Other awesome drone footage from sailing community

This is not the first time we have seen spectacular drone footage emerge from the sailing community. Earlier this year, we have seen some very impressive drone flying skills coming from the Volvo Ocean Race. Check out these stories for more on that.


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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at haye@dronedj.com or @hayekesteloo