Finding the best way to sail directly upwind

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Windmaster, Aug 15, 2022.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That is not a boat. The transmission losses from a turbine, through gears and to a propeller are not present. Also, he is blowing on the concave side of the blade. That is a trick.
     
  2. Windmaster
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    Windmaster Senior Member

    But you can try it yourself - why don't you? Then you can try blowing on the blade any way you want! You cannot deny that something can advance into the wind driven by the wind.
     
  3. gonzo
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    It is not a boat.
     
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  5. Windmaster
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    Here's an interesting video made by Simon Ladd who followed Peter Worsley's plans to build a direct upwind boat.
     
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