According to Brett Ellis, the lead daggerboard
engineer at Artemis Racing, the design limits are being pushed all the time to maintain the advantage required to win the prestigious race.
I must say a big thank you to the Foncia team for proposing that we use their spare daggerboard
Rambler's Australian navigator, Andrew Cape, reported their starboard daggerboard
, which are more inboard than Commanche and angled, to create lift as well as reduce leeway.
Launched in December 2014 for George David, the former United Technologies Corporation chairman and CEO, Rambler 88is an all-carbon and canting boat, with long daggerboards
and a deep chine.
84 -metre daggerboards
, which look more inboard than Comanche and angled, to create lift as well as reduce leeway.
Built to a single, tightly controlled set of plans from Farr Yacht Design in the US, designed to withstand the toughest conditions on the planet, the VO65 is a collaboration among a consortium of four boatyards: Persico (Italy) for the hull, the daggerboards
and some internal structure; Multiplast (France) for the deck and some components; Decision (Switzerland) for the internal structure; and Green Marine (United Kingdom) for final assembly and many of the components, including the galley, media station, rudders and steering wheels.
Richards and the crew now affectionately refer to their charge as the 'Swiss Army Knife', because of the number of appendages she boasts: a hydrofoil wing, a retractable forward centreboard, two retractable daggerboards
, a canting keel, and the conventional rudder at the stern.
The twin daggerboards
ensure good pointing to windward and the sail plan comes with Genoa, staysail and is set up for a cruising chute too.
The hulls are resin infused, carbon/e-glass hybrid construction with foam core and are held together with carbon crossbeams, and for upwind performance daggerboards
The innovation adds to Wild Oats XI's blade armoury of rudder, canting keel, two retractable daggerboards
and a retractable forward foil, which it uses in light, upwind work with the daggerboards
So we don't lose count of what lies beneath the surface, the yacht has a hydrofoil wing, a retractable forward rudder, two retractable daggerboards
, canting keel, and the conventional rudder at the stern.