club med 2

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by lucdekeyser, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. lucdekeyser
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    lucdekeyser Senior Member

    If I used the search right the five masted club med 2 has not been discussed yet. I do not have enough background to appreciate the effect of the proportions. At first impression this is little sail for such a big ship. The middle jibs appear to be too far from each other to profit from the gap between each other. It is also not clear from the pictures how the angles are controlled. All in all, this sail arrangement does not appear quite effective beyond instilling the romantic sailing spirit in cruise customers. Correct?

    Luc
     
  2. Tad
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    Tad Boat Designer

    Wikipedia gives displacement as 15000 tons and sail area as 26,000 sq ft. That gives a sail area displacement ratio (SA/D) of 4.00, rather low. It will make a difference, but not much of a difference..... About double the sail area would make a significant difference.
     
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