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by Bruce M
Wed May 17, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway
Replies: 6
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Re: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway

Thank you for the positive comments! The combination with a light wind option of a lug rig on a tabernacle is an interesting idea. I will follow up with the Open Canoe Sailing Group, they look like an interesting bunch.
by Bruce M
Mon May 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway
Replies: 6
Views: 6072

Re: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway

Thanks for the comments - Ingo Voegler's setup is neat, thanks for the link. As you say I'm aiming to do a bit more. Trondheim would be fun for the trials, unfortunately I'll have to stick with the Thames estuary! Attached is a draft of what could be a catalyst paper (based on material from http://w...
by Bruce M
Sat May 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway
Replies: 6
Views: 6072

Re: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway

Thanks for the tip. Hopefully the image will now come through O.K. 2 - Concept.jpg The sketch illustrates how the rig is arranged so that the drive force from the kite acts directly through the centre of lateral resistance ... so the boat does not heel. As the kite moves the boom follows the kite wi...
by Bruce M
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Papers for review and comment
Topic: The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway
Replies: 6
Views: 6072

The WindFly Rig - Fast and stable kite boats - no heel, no leeway

I've just gone live with www.windflyrig.com which describes the ongoing development of a rig to connect a kite (or wing) to a boat so that the drive force always acts directly through the centre of lateral resistance ... so the boat does not heel. The rig can be mounted so that the sideways componen...