A new design concept claims to provide a novel solution to one of the most fundamental issues of yacht design - stability and how to generate it.
Swing, lift, pump or dump, canting keels or water ballast. You might have thought all possible methods of achieving more stability had been explored. Apparently not. A new design concept claims to provide a novel solution to one of the most fundamental issues of yacht design – stability and how to generate it.
The new idea comes from UK-based yacht designer Hugh Welbourn, who claims his patented invention will not only develop more stability and improve performance across a broad spectrum of sailing monohulls, but will also help reduce the displacement of future boats, further enhancing the performance gains.
See the hydrodynamic foil put through its paces.
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