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Old 26-01-2014, 22:53   #1
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Is this the future of sailing?

So, how soon will this become the standard/norm for sailing rigs? Will someone explain how it works?

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Old 26-01-2014, 22:59   #2
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

Weight aloft?
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Old 26-01-2014, 23:01   #3
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

Not in my lifetime, thank God. I'm all for experiments but to me it is the beauty of sail which sustains the majority of enthusiasts. The romance of sail is not evident in that pea green wing-a-ma-jig.
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Old 26-01-2014, 23:07   #4
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

it's....interesting
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Old 26-01-2014, 23:58   #5
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

It's an airfoil, the wind just picked up to 30kts, let me see you reef it...well, I'm waiting
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Old 27-01-2014, 06:28   #6
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It's an airfoil, the wind just picked up to 30kts, let me see you reef it...well, I'm waiting
i don't know, wings seem to good upto about Mach 3 it seems.

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Old 27-01-2014, 10:40   #7
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

The small wing on top is called a "servo tab" on an airplane. Most all large aircraft use this method of controlling the elevator. Same concept as the wind vane steering in a sailboat. The small rudder makes enough force to move the big rudder.

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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

cool! I want one!!
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

Remember the wibd turbine sailing boat that the son of Jaques Coustou built about 20 years ago?

Dont see none of them flooding the waterways.
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

The sail looks about 50 years further advanced in technology than the hull.
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

Nah, THIS is the future of sailing:
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http://static5.cartoonsy.com/preview/78/95400dcf2bf9efd
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Remember the wibd turbine sailing boat that the son of Jaques Coustou built about 20 years ago?

Dont see none of them flooding the waterways.
That's cause the turbo fell down and nearly killed him.
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Old 27-01-2014, 13:55   #14
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

It could be. If we end up going back to sail powered ships, it's possible they'll have wingsails on them.
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Old 27-01-2014, 14:29   #15
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Re: Is this the future of sailing?

So glad you posted. I saw it (or something similar) going past Treasure Island last week. It looks like a self-steering wind vane. They certainly could have picked a better sail color than lime green.
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