I was tempted to bring up this topic a little while ago. If wingsails are the future of sailing, then in a couple years when I'm ready to buy a boat, should I be looking at wingsails if I want it to have good resale value? And what is the actual difference in speed?
I am skeptical about them installing it in ALL their models by 2016. Look at that picture closely. To fit the wingsail, you have to remove the backstays
, which means that the boat needs to be engineered differently, right? Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I assumed the stays helped support the weight of the mast
, especially on larger vessels.