Breeze on at World Cup Series Hyères:
Hyères, France (April 24, 2017) – Sailors come in all shapes and sizes. Some are suited to lighter winds. Some stronger. For the 541 sailors from 52 nations racing at the World Cup Series Hyères from April 25 to 30, it looks like the latter will get the advantage with strong winds forecast for the week.
Sailing is a sport with variables in wind and nature, equipment, athlete shape and even age and experience meaning results are never a certainty. And with a forecast showing force, Spanish sisters, Carla and Marta Munté Carrasco, know they have a problem.
They are small and light, and as they sail together in the 49erFX skiff, this is not a great combination in strong wind…
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Updates from Sailing Yacht Research Foundation:
The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation has published online the final report on Phase 2C of the Downwind Aero Moments and Forces project has been completed by researchers JB Braun and Michael Richelsen of North Design Services. This paper completes a multi-part study that used fluid-structure interaction modeling to produce a publicly available set of results comprised of all the aerodynamic moments and forces for a range of downwind sails, angles, and wind speeds. Full report.
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