Wow! It's still for sale
, after many years. I want one!
Not at $599K, of course
I personally (as engineer
and tech guy) absolutely love idea "sailing without sail". And for these who concerned about "how these wings will do in heavy winds" - above in this thread already been explained that wings are safe the way they are (and are manually controlled, too!). BUT! Its EXTREMELY simple to make automated system which will retract simple flat material (similar to mast
furling) and (if it's necessary) leaving just wing skelethon exposed. Here's another prototype:
Definitely looks like future of sailing to me.
I'd love to sail that Larinka!