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Moonshot 1 Flies on Kites & Foils in Water

  Water Air Craft -   Incredible Flying, Foiling Kite Pod                                             Source:  Syroco Designed to Crush Sailing Speed Records Moonshot 1 is a totally new form of travel.  It's a flying, foiling, kite pod specifically designed to crush world sailing speed records.  It is the creation of French startup Syroco, founded by world champion kite surfer Alexandre Caizergues and technology veteran Yves de Montcheuil. With Moonshot 1, the two hope to smash the current 65 know (74 mph) sailing speed record set in 2012 by reaching 92 mph.  They've put together a team of naval architects, sailors and helicopter experts to create a breakthrough water-air flying machine that chases speed. Chasing Speed Designed to literally "chase speed" and smash records, Moonshot 1 is an innovative combination of kite, foil and a 20-foot, airplane-like pod that holds 2 pilots.  It flies a few feet above the water.  The kite powers propulsion and the foil steers and