No Dream

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  ‘Speed Dream’ is now a reality. The guys have been out for a sail and it sure looks like it means business. Check out more pics here and a write up of their first sail here.

Foils ‘r ‘Us

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The P28 foiler project is set to shake things up on Lake Geneva this summer. We cannot imagine a boat of this size with more aero and hydrodynamic foils strapped to it! Check out the video’s from the launch and first sails here. Photo: P28 Photo: P28 Photo: P28 Photo: P28  Photo: P28

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

The devil’s in the details

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While the coverage of the In-port race and the start of leg 3 in the Volvo Ocean Race was spectacular in itself, there are still subtle technical and technological differences to discover. This is particularly true for the live coverage of the Leg starts. The boats are in offshore configuration, running the very same gear  … Read more

Soft Wing

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(Source: Herusail.com) Our project consists in designing and selling innovative sails based on our US patented technology which allows the realization of a Soft Wing with Variable Profile. With concern to material and construction typology, our wing may look like a traditional flexible sail but it actually presents with a fully sealed double surface capable  … Read more

Omer – Mark III

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Mark III is based on a new concept of a free standing “A frame” mast. The wing shape is made by two main sails and one leading edge sail. Once all of them are hoisted, we get a variable geometry wing that can be reefed.

Modular Power

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(Source: Holmatro) With these new modular valve blocks, push button hydraulics is now available for smaller yachts too. As of now, Holmatro can offer push button hydraulic solutions for yachts between 35 and 120 ft. Power packs, controls, manifolds, cylinders and winches: we will take care of it. These new HPS-200-MCD and HPS-200-MCS blocks are  … Read more

Wing thing II

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Vid here: http://index.indavideo.hu/video/Attraktor_vitorla This wing is going mono…What do you think?

Wing thing.

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The snow is gone and the new toys are coming out. Story below and more pics here. [Source: Mirabaud] Thomas Jundt, the Geneva based sailor and engineer, unveiled the 2011 version of his experimental foiler, Mirabaud LX, at the Société Nautique de Genève on Wednesday evening. The radical foiler, in addition to its foils and  … Read more