World on Water Global Sailing News – April 21, 2017:
On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show:
In this episode, WoW catches up with the Voile de St Barths, Huge Superyacht A has sail up, Dave Perry describes the new sailing rules, a winner in the huge Lake Garda Opti Regatta, RYA Youth Championships, MAPFRE VOR yacht back with new mast, and an America’s Cup report.
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SkySails launches kite drive for yachts:
(April 20, 2017) – The zero-emission catamaran Race for Water has reached Madeira, finishing the first leg on its journey across the Atlantic. The first of its kind yacht has been utilizing the innovative kite propulsion system developed by SkySails Yacht GmbH of Hamburg/Germany throughout the voyage.
The SkySails system was installed on Race for Water at the start of April prior to its departure from Lorient/France, making the vessel the first kite-powered wind/solar hybrid yacht in history.
Under ideal conditions, the kite measuring 40m² accelerates the 35m 100 tons yacht to a speed of up to 10 knots using …
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