USA-Technical Details-Helium used

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    For me - retired engineer - Scott Fergusons remark “It’s an engineer’s job to worry, we are always thinking, what did we miss?” really took me back to the prototype testing days!

    Reading his account, I don't get the feeling that these technologies are going to be found round the marina - or port - any day soon.
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    I'm still waiting for the details on the first use of helium in an Americas Cup. I'll get them sooner or later.... A Team this innovative has a lot to teach us all. May not benefit us immediately but the thinking and the method could.
     

  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    From BMW-O

    "The wing is still the thing

    In the June issue of Yachting World UK, performance editor Matthew Sheahan teams up with Andy Claughton of the Wolfson Unit in Southampton (and ex-Team New Zealand designer), to look at how the wing sail helped power USA to victory as well as examining the development of wing sails in other classes. "
     
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