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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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Tour de Belle-Ile : a bracing tour

Tour de Belle-Ile : a bracing tour | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

With nearly 500 boats at the start, the 2015 edition of the Tour de Belle Ile has been a great success, a giant jumble of monohulls and multihulls heading off together to circumnavigate what is such a beautiful island. Major players on the racing scene for the 18th consecutive year, Franck Cammas and Groupama entered the race aboard two catamarans, of which the main focus was the flying AC45.

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Franck Cammas espère voler de nouveau ce samedi

Franck Cammas espère voler de nouveau ce samedi | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

Ce 7 mai en est une date à marquer d'une croix blanche pour Franck Cammas avec la première mise à l'eau et les premiers vols du catamaran monotype Groupama 45 qui participera dans trois mois à la première épreuve des America's Cup World Series. Mais avant ce rendez-vous, c'est en Bretagne que Franck Cammas et son équipage vont apprécier les joies du vol en prenant samedi le départ du Tour de Belle Ile.Ce 7 mai en est une dateà marquer d'une croix blanche pour Franck Cammas avec la première mise à l'eau et les premiers vols du catamaran monotype Groupama 45 qui participera dans trois mois à la première épreuve des America's Cup World Series. Mais avant ce rendez-vous, c'est en Bretagne que Franck Cammas et son équipage vont apprécier les joies du vol en prenant samedi le départ du Tour de Belle Ile.

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Barche da crociera volanti? La profezia di Besana si è avverata

Barche da crociera volanti? La profezia di Besana si è avverata | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Il varo del nuovo Gunboat G4, il catamarano da crociera "volante", ci ha riportato alla mente una vignetta (e un articolo) di Davide Besana vecchia di tre anni...
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Ford Design Sailing Boat at Salone del Mobile 2015

Ford GT pushes Ford’s interior design forward and inspires. Ford’s global design studios created some non-automotive objects, applying the same interior desi...
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WHERE IS THE AMERICA'S CUP? by Chevalier Taglang

WHERE IS THE AMERICA'S CUP? by Chevalier Taglang | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

It's taken less than two years fo go from the fantastic AC72 to the ghost of an AC62 to an AC48 - the smallest boat conceived to sail in an America's Cup in the 165 year-history of the event. The AC48 will clearly be cheaper in every way, but is it the America's Cup?

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Pete Melvin: Writing the new America's Cup Rule

Pete Melvin: Writing the new America's Cup Rule | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Pete Melvin, a partner in Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering, was involved in writing the AC72 rule used in the 2013 America's Cup, and in writing th
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Esprit de la Cup, es-tu encore là? via François Chevalier & Jacques Taglang

Esprit de la Cup, es-tu encore là? via François Chevalier & Jacques Taglang | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
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Big change for America’s Cup as event switches to even smaller boats

Big change for America’s Cup as event switches to even smaller boats | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
In a surprise announcement the next America’s Cup will not be in AC62s but in significantly in smaller foiling cats
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Formula One expertise enlisted for America’s Cup bid

Formula One expertise enlisted for America’s Cup bid | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Former McLaren boss to head up new America's Cup effort.
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Wind assisted propulsion - Commercial and regulatory challenges

Wind assisted propulsion - Commercial and regulatory challenges | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Commercial and regulatory challenges are driving the development of new technologies and strategies for the design and operation of ships. To date, most improvements in ship fuel efficiency have been realised through changes in behaviour, such as slow steaming, and reductions in installed power, to meet the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements.
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Soft wing sails, an evolutionary leap towards sailing bliss – Part II

Soft wing sails, an evolutionary leap towards sailing bliss – Part II | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
To continue the last article from a few weeks back, soft wing sails are a natural step forward from the cambered junk sail. The highlights of the junk rig are easy low-tech construction and ease of handling. There have been forays into the world of wingsails but most of them do not share those two …
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Morphing Wings Will Turn Planes into Fuel-Saving Shape-Shifters

Morphing Wings Will Turn Planes into Fuel-Saving Shape-Shifters | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Flying’s great—you can be whisked across time zones in a matter of hours—but it’s not so great for your wallet, or the atmosphere. But NASA’s new wing design that adjusts its flaps mid-flight could be the fix.
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Whole Hog : une aile d’avion sur un Class C

Whole Hog : une aile d’avion sur un Class C | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

Depuis que la Coupe de l’America en est réduite à courir avec des One Design de 48 pieds (14,65 m), la Little Cup est un des derniers bastions de la création architecturale. Son secret réside dans le règlement qui, dès le début en 1961, prenait en compte la surface des espars dans la surface de voilure. Cette précision de la jauge lui a rapidement, peut-on dire, donné des « ailes »

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Oracle gifts design secrets to struggling French

Oracle gifts design secrets to struggling French | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

Team France skipper Franck Cammas has revealed some unexpected help from America's Cup holder Oracle as they look to make the 2017 regatta.

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New America’s Cup class revealed. Think 46 knots in 16 knots of wind and that’s just the start - Yachting World

New America’s Cup class revealed. Think 46 knots in 16 knots of wind and that’s just the start - Yachting World | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
The new foiling cat for the next America’s Cup has been revealed.
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Sir Ben Ainslie: We need an America's Cup with long-term future and must make changes despite big team protests

Sir Ben Ainslie: We need an America's Cup with long-term future and must make changes despite big team protests | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
I do not just think this is a good idea, I think it is essential. Without making radical changes, the America's Cup will never reach its potential commercially
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America’s Landsailing Cup: Speeds that pucker you up

America’s Landsailing Cup: Speeds that pucker you up | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
by Eric Sorensen As a wet boat racer for 40+ years I was intrigued by the simplicity of landsailing, and when the Landsailing World Championship came to Sm
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Aile rigide : une solution qui s’assouplit ! - Ino-Rope

Aile rigide : une solution qui s’assouplit ! - Ino-Rope | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Advanced Wing Systems a développé un nouveau type d’aile rigide à partir de deux membranes souples.
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Oracle AC45 Turbo in 4K Ultra HD, 25 Feb 2015

4K video! Wind 10-12 kt. AC45 Turbo, development boat for 35th America's Cup, to be sailed in new AC62 AC45T Training Playlist: http://goo.gl/XwAHVd NEW VIDE...
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Mountain Lion (1968) un OVNI dans le monde de la Little Cup aka Petite Coupe de L'America

Mountain Lion (1968) un OVNI dans le monde de la Little Cup aka Petite Coupe de L'America | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it

La Petite Coupe de l’America, comme il est coutume de l’appeler, est depuis son origine, en 1961, le creuset d’inventions les plus étonnantes. Après les extravagants Dulcinea et Splice décrits sur ce blog, l’aventure de Mountain Lion, premier Class C équipé d’une aile, en 1968, ne manque pas de piquant. Le premier ou le second, car cette année là, l’aile est dans l’air sur la côte Est, l’une sur le lac Deep Creek dans le Maryland, l’autre à Beverly(*), dans le Massachusetts.

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Projet de voile aile souple FX74CL5MOD : Ailes souples / Soft wings

Projet de voile aile souple FX74CL5MOD : Ailes souples / Soft wings | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Projet de voile aile souple FX74CL5MOD
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