Hydrofoils have arrived!
We have foils and foiling boats in stock right now.
Again - Foiling is all over the sailing scene. The next America's Cup is going to be sailed on fully foiling monohulls that look like funky water bugs, big foiling multihulls are setting crazy distance records, and people are putting foils on everything imaginable. I don't know what the future holds, but foiling with sails will play a part.
We are now a UFO Dealer for most of Michigan! Dinghy foiling has a few manufacturers bringing boats to market, but the most promising to me is the UFO foiler. It's based on a small catamaran hull that can be sailed off the beach, is stable enough to sail in non-foiling mode, can be rigged in less than 20 minutes from the car-top, and it's affordable to boot! I got to sail one for the first time this Fall and it's super cool - and not hard to sail at all either. You really need to consider this if you want to fly. Video Link
Windsurf foiling is another area that we've had personal experience with - and it's awesome! I still think it'll be the way of the future for light wind windsurfing. Short boards with small rigs are foiling in light breezes - doing 2-3 times wind speed pretty easily. We have foils starting at under $700. Video Link
SUP foils are all over the web too. I do think there may be some good fresh water applications for our smaller waves and for downwinding. I'm not so sure about about it becoming real popular - we'll see. We have new SUP foils on the way. Video Link