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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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27th LITTLECUP - Webzine Episode 2 - Geneva 2015 - YouTube

Fleet Races Qualifications - Days 1 & 2 ©R2 - www.r2.fr / ©Air-C View / ©Hydros
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Little America's Cup - Groupama C wins first two races in Geneva

Little America's Cup - Groupama C wins first two races in Geneva | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
On the shores of Lake Geneva, prior to the start of the first race, mild concern was etched on the faces of the seven crews competing in the 27th Little Cup, or better known as the Little America's Cup competition, with a fairly strong south-westerly wind prompting the competitors to be cautious.
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Little America's Cup 2015 preview | The Daily Sail

Little America's Cup 2015 preview | The Daily Sail | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
Publishing top quality sailing news, features, blogs, comment, photography and video for yacht and dinghy racers worldwide
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Norgador Team - YouTube

Cette vidéo traite de Norgador Team en préparation pour la Little Cup 2015 qui aura lieu à Genève du 12 au 20 septembre. http://www.norgador.com
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America's Cup - Constructed in Country almost wiped in new Protocol

The latest version of the Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup has been modified to effectively eliminate the fundamental requirement for the yachts to be constructed in the country of the Challenger or Defender.
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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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Gladwell's Line - Burling wants to attract America's Cup fans back

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Peter Burling, has echoed the comments made in Sail-World NZ's newsletter editorial last week.

We hit out at the local print media and NZ Herald in particular over their one sided reporting of the team - noting that the publications were quick to run regular headline stories when the team was having its restructuring post the 34th America's Cup.
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Little America's Cup - Groupama C takes third win in three races

Little America's Cup - Groupama C takes third win in three races | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
The six competitors still in contention in the 27th edition of the Little America's Cup waited five hours on Lake Geneva for racing to start. After a cautious start at the committee boat, defending champions Franck Cammas and Louis Viat (Groupama C) quickly took the lead.
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Ça va foiler chez les petits Suisses !

Tenants du titre, Cammas et Viat ont frappé fort d'entrée, gagnant aujourd'hui les deux premières régates de la Petite Coupe de l'America qui se déroule toute cette semaine en Suisse. Jusqu'au 20 septembre, Genève va vivre au rythme du 27e Championnat International de Class C, plus connu sous le nom de Petite Coupe de l’America ou Little Cup. C’est la première fois depuis 1961, date de la création de l’épreuve, qu'elle se dispute sur un lac ! Quant au plateau, il est spécialement relevé, avec «seulement» sept concurrents, soit quatorze régatiers… mais six Français et non des moindres ! Présentation de cette compétition hors norme.

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Little America's Cup - Seven teams set to compete in Geneva + Video

Little America's Cup - Seven teams set to compete in Geneva + Video | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
The LITTLECUP 2015, the 27th Little America's Cup sailed in 25ft wingsailed foiling catamarans to the Int C-Class Catamaran rule, was launched officially Saturday evening at the club of twice winner of the America's Cup, Société Nautique de Genève. The opening ceremony ended with a red illumination of the Jet d’Eau Fountain.
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Practice Racing Thursday 27th - Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Gothenburg | Facebook

Practice Racing Thursday 27th - Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Gothenburg | Facebook | Wing sail technology | Scoop.it
2015, Gothenburg (SWE), 35th America's Cup, Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Gothenburg 2015
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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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