After a dramatic few days for the ETNZ AC72 wing sail, things are back on track as it’s hoisted again.
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
ETNZ struggling to control their wing in a high wind launch attempt. By all account, although dramatic, little damage was done.
Could this be the replacement for the ‘twin wing’ on 50/50 that was downed a couple of month ago? Do you know?
The Kiwis are first to launch and step the wing in boat two in Auckland yesterday. Lets hope the weather clears so we can get a good look at her in the coming days. For now, check out these pics and vid from our man who got close to the action:
(Source: Pressure Drop) Team Artemis was busy today stepping their 2nd wing at their HQ in Alameda… expect to see them out sailing this week…
Oracle’s second wing has left Core Builders in New Zealand and is on its long trek across the pacific to meet the new boat in San Francisco. While big fans of the technology behind these awesome structures, it still begs the question if this is sustainable in the long run.
(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