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.
TechHive The America's Cup: nerves, skill, and computer design TechHive The catamarans have a towering, 131-foot wing sail made from a lightweight carbon-fiber frame, covered with plastic sheeting only six times thicker than kitchen wrap.
With existing and potential America’s Cup teams working in the background to secure sailors, designers and shore crew for the 35th America’s Cup, efforts are also being made to forge the Rules for the next event.
The use of 3D printing and CNC machining means that we can create assemblies that were previously impossible or just too expensive to prototype. These modern manufacturing processes mean that we can bring designs into production much more quickly. 3D printed parts can be made strong enough to put into service and this avoids the expensive tooling up required for injection moulded parts. For highly loaded but less intricate parts, CNC machining is a viable production method.
Foiling drama in Falmouth Yachting World (blog) With his crew and wingsail control sheet gone, Cammas immediately took stock and grabbed the wing of his boat Groupama C to operate it and allow him to turn back to rescue Viat.
The Motorship The wind as fuel The Motorship On the latest developments such as the UT Wind Challenger from Japan, these wing sails are constructed from composite panels that are arranged to telescope into each other so that both sail and...