Rigging Projects – Busy for all the right reasons

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Newsletter No 1 / 2017 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. With 2 new spars on their way to meet their respective boats and 2 more in build for a spring delivery, Rigging Projects has been working hard on defining specifications and working with the manufacturers to ensure the product is as  … Read more

New (Flatten) Batten Development

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Dan Primrose from Primrose Fry Technologies shares an exclusive update of their ‘Flattens’ development with Rigging News: For those who only have a few spare moments in the day, here is a quick overview of the key points that have come out of the last two years of development that Dan and Simon have done,  … Read more

Analyse this.

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The advanced structural tools in AzureProject allows for performing a more precise analysis, simulating the structural behavior of the sail considering the panels and patches, any trim and constraint configuration, the wrinkling of the cloth, the relaxation of the forestay and the bending of the mast.

Mini Wings

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G Yacht Design and Advanced Wing Systems announce a partnership to bring wing sails to Classe Mini 6.50     Advanced Wing Systems (AWS) of Australia and G Yacht Design (GYD) of Argentina are working together to bring the AWS wing sail to the mini transat fleet.  Nicholas Goldenberg of GYD says that this is  … Read more

Feasible

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  (Source: Superyacht Design) UK, Southampton. Tony Castro Design, the studio behind the 52m Explorer and 40m Ecomar concepts, has created a 50m sailing yacht called WingSail. The project, which features a hull based on a previous design, is at the early stages of development with a focus on the technology and design behind the  … Read more

More Compare

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François Chevalier & Jacques Taglang continue to produce interesting comparisons between existing wing designs and platforms and the future AC72 set up: ©François Chevalier For quite some time now, the size of the AC72 is subject of recurrent criticisms: huge size, maneuverability delicate if not dangerous, tremendous costs, and so on. Though we would prefer to  … Read more

Lewmar reinforces its design team

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New Head of Design, Nigel Smith (Source: Lewmar) Peter Tierney, Lewmar’s CEO and Chairman, commented, “We are delighted to have Nigel joining the Lewmar team as Head of Design. He comes with great experience as Design Manager from a very well respected and successful company within our sector. I am confident he will add greatly  … Read more

Twisted

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Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel in Auckland   Another great insight into the world of sails by Peter Gustafsson and first published on Blur.se: Sails are fascinating. It doesn’t matter how much you learn about how they should look and be trimmed, there’s always areas you don’t understand and need to lear more about. If you’re  … Read more

Fluid Design

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Not new but still interesting and given the way our sport is heading, we all need to get our heads around how a wing works! This video gives a brief overview of some of the CFD work Applied Fluid Technologies (www.appliedfluidtech.com) has done BMW Oracle Racing team, the winner of the 33rd America’s Cup. Quality.