multihull-model regatta Marin Wageningen the Netherlands

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by schakel, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. schakel
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    Location: the netherlands

    schakel environmental project Msc

    Hello fellow engineers,

    Yesterday I made a photoshoot and was involved in the annual Regatta between 16 teams who designed, build and remote controlled their own multihull. The foiling aspect didn't work at the speed induced by wind from regulair airfans.

    Joop Slooff.jpg
    The man who designed the keel for Australia 2 was present as well.
    Kiel Jong iel.JPG
    Winner was Keel Jong Iel thanks to manoeuvrability and speed.
    Marin Wageningen.JPG
    Marin Wageningen The Netherlands, test facility for Australia 2,
    New Zealand and Alinghi.
    multihull-model wedstrijd.JPG
    This is how a multihull-model regatta looks like.
    This how they start.
    test faciliteit Marin.jpg
    The official time keeping.
    This is the grand facility to test the big vessels and price giving.
    feestje marin.JPG
    Party afterwards

    Photo's and video's from the institute herself: (in dutch)

    Strangely enough it proved to be advantageous to have somewhat more weight in the model.
    When it tacks, it keeps it's speed because of extra mass, and therefore tacks easier.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
  2. schakel
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    schakel environmental project Msc

    320 photo's made by myself are at free use and download for anybody who's interested.
    Just follow the link to my photobucket account.

    Review by Dutch maritime news:

    Team 7 'Kiel Jong-Il' of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has developed the fastest model sailboat Netherlands. The team has won on January 20 the annual sailing race from research Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) in Wageningen. There were 14 teams from TU Delft and Rotterdam Mainport University (RMU) competed in the contest. This race took place in the Shallow Water Basin MARIN.

    The gain winning team of Laurens Mourik, Menno Looman, Stijn Lakerveld Niels Burbach and Joep Meij, was met by a well-balanced design profits. A relatively large keel and large stirring led to an efficient drift restriction. The combination of a stirrer in front and behind, caused a great maneuverability. These two aspects were decisive in the provocative beat upwind.

    Innovation won by Team 9 TU Delft
    The design "Why Knot ?! ', made by Team 9 TU Delft, comprising Matthijs Vonk, Tim Wubbe, William Heeringa, Nick Borst and Niels Gartner, won the innovation award. They were creative with the rules. During the test, at least three hulls there were to lie in the water. Team 9 lived there, but the middle hull was mechanically lifted out of the water while the vessel so that the decreased resistance. In addition, refinements were made, such as end plates on the appendages. The jury could also appreciate that the team has designed creative, but it has also made such that it resulted in a robust boat that performed well.

    "Every year the rules are adapted to previous years copying impossible"
    The yachts were judged on speed, time and speed innovation, creating two jobs had to be made. The participants had to show that their boats can not only fast boat, but also fast laps buoys. "Every year, the rules are adapted to make use of previous years, copying is impossible. This time the teams had to apply at least five valves under water and at least three hulls, "said Roger Eggers, Project Manager at MARIN.

    "The creativity of the students were put to the test, how to deploy these components useful. Many students chose to much agitation, even under the bow, to be extra maneuverability. "
    The competition is part of the curriculum for students of the minor program 'Sailing' by TU Delft and Rotterdam Mainport University (RMU) followed.

    about MARIN
    MARIN is a major worldwide research center for the marine industry and has a wide range of facilities to include the testing of ship models to scale. Converting hydrodynamic and nautical technology for innovative products for the maritime sector is the success factor of MARIN. This annual competition will MARIN students to have the opportunity to add their own ideas to become a nautical success.

    Source: In Dutch
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
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