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Wing Sail Technology : A wingsail is a form of marine propulsion similar to conventional sails. However, a wingsail is a built-up structure with airfoil cross-section, like an airplane wing, which shape can provide a much better lift-to-drag ratio than conventional sails.
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Ben Ainslie Racing Using STAR-CCM+ Simulation Software to Design 35th America’s Cup Racing Boat - Ben Ainslie Racing

Ben Ainslie Racing Using STAR-CCM+ Simulation Software to Design 35th America’s Cup Racing Boat - Ben Ainslie Racing | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Ben Ainslie Racing have announced its new partnership with CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software. The America’s Cup team will be utilizing the CD-adapco simulation tool, STAR-CCM+® in the design of its racing boat. The focus of the 35th edition of the America’s Cup is sustainability, the set
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Dulcinea (1970), le plus étonnant des Classe C

Dulcinea (1970), le plus étonnant des Classe C | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
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Interest Growing for Wingsail Tec

Interest Growing for Wingsail Tec | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Charles Moray, managing director of Oceanfoil has commented that the company are in the final stages of negotiations with two shipowners who are offering Singapore-flagged tonnage trials of the wingsail technology.
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AC62 Upwind Performance: To foil or not to foil… (part 1)

AC62 Upwind Performance: To foil or not to foil… (part 1) | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Andrew Mason of VIRTAC provides an excellent and in-depth analysis of the upwind sailing aspects of the AC62's, the recently-unveiled boats to be used in the
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Australian Challenger of Record withdraws from America’s Cup | VSail.info

Australian Challenger of Record withdraws from America’s Cup | VSail.info | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
The America’s Cup organizers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from t
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Landsailing Worlds: Dirt, heat, and community >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Landsailing Worlds: Dirt, heat, and community >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base

America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing.
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Rotatable Telescopic Wingsail :: Create the Future Design Contest

Rotatable Telescopic Wingsail :: Create the Future Design Contest | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The annual event has attracted more than 8,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide.
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Photo gallery: First sail of Luna Rossa’s fully-foiling AC45 Pirahna | VSail.info

Photo gallery: First sail of Luna Rossa’s fully-foiling AC45 Pirahna | VSail.info | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Luna Rossa Piranha – one of the two AC45s with which the team will train and develop its design in view of the 35th America’s Cup – sailed today for the first
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Another soft wingsail

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New AC62 yacht will be a flyer - 35th America's Cup

New AC62 yacht will be a flyer - 35th America's Cup | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

Fast, foiling, wing-sailed catamarans will race in the next America’s Cup as the new class rule for the AC62 yacht has been released.

The AC62 is 10 feet shorter than its predecessor, but is expected to be just as fast and challenging to race for the crews, and will produce the same heart-pounding action for spectators.

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Have Wingsails Gone Mainstream? | Sail Magazine

Have Wingsails Gone Mainstream? | Sail Magazine | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Has the wingsail finally come of age? After last year's breathtaking America's Cup series, and the news from boatbuilding giant Beneteau that it is experimenting with wings as an alternative to the traditional Bermudian ...
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Beneteau innove. Mais comment sera perçue cette nouveauté.... ?

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La voile-aile, une technologie révolutionnaire pour propulser les bateaux à voile

La voile-aile, une technologie révolutionnaire pour propulser les bateaux à voile | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
L'objectif du projet est de construire un prototype de voile-aile, pour valider le concept en taille réelle (10m) et en conditions réelles.
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RC Wingsail Foiler Project Presentation - YouTube

RC Wingsail Foiler Project Presentation in 3D Control via Droidplanner V2 Autonome by gyros, accelerometer and GPS Bachelor Project to Evry-Val-d'Essonne uni...
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Wing Sail on RG650 Minitransat

Wing Sail on RG650 Minitransat | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

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Greg Johnston's curator insight, August 26, 10:37 AM

Last week saw the testing of the Advanced Wing Systems (advancedwingsystems.com) wing on the RG650 Classe Mini 6.50.  In around 8 knots of breeze the boat was doing over 6.5 knots up wind (hull speed 6.14) and exceeding the target number for the conventional rig.  This was the first sail with the wing on the RG650 and there were still a few issues to sort out with the retro-fit.  So we are expecting a lot more yet!

 

The RG650 was designed by GYD in Argentina (gyachtdesign.com) and sold by Katabatic Sailing in Valencia (katabatic-sailing.com). This is the same team that is working with AWS to bring the world's first wing sail sports boat to the market - the K8 (facebook.com/k8-sports).

 

The preliminary results are very exciting and we may have to adjust our performance targets for the K8 - upwards!

 

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AC62 Upwind Performance (part 2): Foiling – when and where?

AC62 Upwind Performance (part 2): Foiling – when and where? | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Andrew Mason of VIRTAC provides an excellent and in-depth analysis of the upwind sailing aspects of the AC62's, the recently-unveiled boats to be used in the
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soft cell

soft cell | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Created by the team of wing designer from France (Hugues de Turckheim), wing camber builder from Switzerland (MB Composite), platform designer from Sweden (Stefan Törnblom), wing envelope sail maker from Sweden (Mats Johansson, Gransegel), and builder from Hungary (Pauger Composite), this ...
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Advanced Wing Systems Testing in Valencia - YouTube

Here is some video from day 2 of testing in Valencia. We still had a couple of bugs to sort out at this point but all in all it was very successful. See if y...

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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon

Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
The Vestas Sailrocket team have been developing their concepts for an offshore sailing boat which utilizes the innovation that helped them smash the outright world speed sailing record. They believe the craft they are working on can re-define what high performance wind driven boats can do across the oceans of the world.
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35th AMERICA'S CUP: AC62 vs AC72 vs BOR90 vs .... by François Chevalier

35th AMERICA'S CUP: AC62 vs AC72 vs BOR90 vs .... by François Chevalier | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
AC62, AC35, America's Cup 2017, Coupe de l'America 2017, catamaran coupe de l'America AC62, Jacques Taglang, François Chevalier
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Luna Rossa naviga a Cagliari - YouTube

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Proa sketches in Rhino

Proa sketches in Rhino | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
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A trial sail of Beneteau's revolutionary new Wingsail rig

Is this the future of cruising? Matthew Sheahan tests Beneteau's prototype wingsail
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Americas Cup Newsletter

Americas Cup Newsletter | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

Today, the Protocol was released, which defines the rules, format and commercial regulations for the 35th America’s Cup. Entries open on June 9th and close August 8th, 2014, giving prospective teams two months to enter.


The new AC62 yacht – a foiling, wing sail catamaran sailed by 8 crew – to be raced in all events in 2017

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VIRTAC

VIRTAC | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
VIRTAC is a Virtual Reality based simulator for America's Cup sailors and designers. We aim to provide a truly immersive training experience using the Oculus Rift VR headset and the most powerful simulation engines available.
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