Hobie wing

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First trial of a wingsail from Solid Wing Sails on a Hobie Bravo. The purpose of this test was to determine whether the mast was in the right position. The sail is too small for the boat, but we already knew that. The boat had a bit of lee helm on upwind headings, indicating the  … Read more

Stacked the C

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Note the distinct lack of wing in the last shot… An awesome video from our favorite class.

Spreader. Less.

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(Source: C-Tech)Congratulations to Ethan Bixby who placed 5th recently at the 2012 Contender World Champs in Florida racing with a new concept spreader-less rig. Designed by C-Tech the concept has been developed along the lines of the Farr 3.7’s spreader-less rig.  Ethan Bixby racing in Florida at the 2012 Contender Worlds with a new concept  … Read more

Finn Mast Cam

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Some great footage from Finn sailor Hein van Egmond preparing for the Gold Cup in Falmouth. We particularly enjoyed the mast cam angle. Funny that.

X-Wing. DIY

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Project Background – Chuck Taylor http://www.solidwings.com/ It all started when the 2010 America’s Cup showed the sailing world that standard “soft” sail systems could not compete with the wingsail systems. It was an amazing exhibition of power. After watching the videos many times I became jealous of the people that had the capability to spend  … Read more

Clean Solution

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Pardon the pun! A novel solution to an ago old problem on display on a 470 at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma. Photo courtesy of Sailrev.tv

Talk it up

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Zach Railey talks about his Harken gear at the ISAF World Championships. Very informative:

Star Rigging – Perth Style

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(Source: APS) Former APS employee Ian Coleman is down in Perth, Western Australia getting ready for the ISAF Worlds. Racing with Andrew Campbell in the Star Fleet, the skipper and crew want to do well. If they do, they will have the opportunity to represent the US in the London Olympics in summer 2012. Sailing  … Read more

Something for the kids.

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(Source: APS) APS Karver Optimist Mainsheet System Combine Karver KBO blocks with our APS Dyneema Shackle loops for a lightweight, low friction system that you can easily convert for a 4:1 to a 2:1 just by detaching the DSL and letter the lower blow drop to the deck. The same system can be used to  … Read more

Just another wing

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They’ll stick a wing in anything these days! Santiago Lange’s Tornado catamaran from the 2008 Olympics, now with a wing designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian. Thanks to Vsail.info. Valencia, 12 July 2011. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info