sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : SpeedDream goes sailing in Yandex livery
SpeedDream goes sailing in Yandex livery

'SpeedDream 27'    Brian Hancock ©    Click Here to view large photo

Following an extended period refining the design and testing the internal keel canting mechanism, SpeedDream27, a prototype for what will become the worlds fastest monohull, was launched and sailed off Rockland, Maine. As a completely experimental boat, there was quite rightly some anticipation as to how things would work but on its maiden sail, with the first puff of wind, the boat heeled and keel flew. It was a moment to be celebrated as it’s the first time a boat with an extreme canting keel was able to sail, as designed, with the keel completely out of the water.

'This was a great day for SpeedDream and I think for sailing in general,' said lead designer and project innovator Vlad Murnikov. 'We have taken some proven ideas, extrapolated them out, and applied them to our prototype and the result is a boat that sails effortlessly with the keel flying. I am sure that some of the experimental aspects of SpeedDream will one day be applied to sailing in general to make boats faster and more fun to sail.'

SpeedDream's skipper Cam Lewis was equally enthusiastic about the performance of the boat. 'I have experienced a dedicated group of boat builders and designers, industry partners and sponsors during the process of developing SpeedDream, all great people, talented and enthusiastic. This boat is bleeding edge technology, similar to the AC72’s in pushing some big limits in use of materials and brain power. With this project we will be able to change a small part of the world.'

In addition to the successful sea trials SpeedDream announced a strategic partnership with Yandex, one of Russia’s leading privately owned technology companies. The Yandex search portal attracts over 48.6 million unique viewers yet it’s the computing power and technology side of the company that will be most beneficial to SpeedDream as the project moves forward. Phase two of the Yandex-SpeedDream project is to build a larger offshore prototype, approximately 50-feet in length.

The innovative features such as the flying keel, narrow wave-piercing sculpted hull, and leeward lifting foil will be applied to a larger yacht and tested in a blue water environment. At that point a decision will be made on the size, scope and technical innovations of a larger record setter capable of breaking all existing monohull records.






Yandex website
SpeedDream website


by Brian Hancock

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103085

2:31 PM Mon 22 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World



























































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,








Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver   
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT