3D Sailing

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Doug Lord
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    It is fascinating to see the incredible AC 72's sail for sure. But all of them so far have the skipper/helmsman sailing the boat in a "normal" way but with the manually adjusted main foils the skipper controls altitude as well.
    I read this morning that on one of the Little America's Cup boats the skipper steers and controls the wing. The crew is dedicated to "flying " the boat by controlling the angle of incidence of the main foil.
    It will be interesting to see how 3D Sailing works out with the different approaches...
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