Rotating aerofoils for Standing Rigging.....
IMPROVED AERODYNAMICS FOR YACHTS STANDING RIGGING
One of the first companies to take advantage of our design and material knowledge was Future Fibres S.L.U, in Spain.
We worked closely with their engineers to design and manufacture a rotating aerofoil section that can be retrofitted to any standing rigging that could significantly improve the performance of the yacht.
Key to the success of these foils is the selection of materials and tooling that are typically only used in the automotive sectors. This was backed up by a deep understanding of aerodynamics that I have gained whilst having been part of top- level sailing and automotive teams.
These products are now being eagerly discussed in the sailing press (click HERE for a link to a copy of an article in November’s issue of Yachting World) and are commercially available for any boat through Future Fibres.