Please select your home edition
Edition
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Leaderboard

North Sails Designer Spotlight: Collaboration on the Soft Wing Concept and AC75 Class Rule

by North Sails 5 Apr 2018 08:54 PDT
North Sails America's Cup Designer Spotlight © North Sails

 
Collaboration On The Soft Wing Concept
And AC75 Class Rule

North Technology Group has a long and deep shared history with the America’s Cup. Both North Sails and Southern Spars have been integral to development of the yachts on the water over many years, most recently with the introduction of North’s revolutionary 3Di sail technology and then the innovative fixed wing foiling catamarans. The recent announcement of the new boat concept for the 36th America’s Cup owes much to the hard work, resources, expertise and creativity at the heart of the North Group. North Sails and and their design tools were once again an integral part of the vision for high speed foiling monohulls with a soft wing to be raced in New Zealand in 2021.



Burns Fallow and Michael Richelsen led North Sails collaboration with America’s Cup defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa to develop the soft wing concept and AC75 Class Rule. Burns and Michael focused on adapting the North Design Suite, most notably Membrain to analyze the foiling soft wing monohull for the 36th America’s Cup.


© Emirates Team New Zealand

Full Story


FacebookFacebook
TwitterTwitter
InstagramInstagram
YouTubeYouTube
North Sails

449 Thames Street, Newport, RI USA 02840

 

Related Articles

North Sails Weekly Debrief
Time to replace your spinnaker? Cruising Multihull Q&A, Spinnaker Sets Remember when your spinnaker was new—how crisp and clean the material felt and the way it crinkled going into the bag? The whites were white and the colors were bright, and it even smelled like the brand new nylon that it was. Posted on 1 Aug
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Cross Training with Kites, #NSVictoryList Drheam Cup, Story of Argo Cross Training with Kites, #NSVictoryList Drheam Cup, Story of Argo: Part II. Posted on 25 Jul
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Fight to the finish, Trade In Trade Up, Bluewater Born & Raised Things are really heating up for the Vendee Arctic as the fleet rounds the IOC UNESCO Waypoint. First finishers are set to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne soon. Posted on 11 Jul
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Predicting The Weather, Best Cruising Sails, Rallying Around The World Join veteran meteorologist, Chris Bedford, and world-class sailor and best selling author, Peter Isler of Marine Weather University, as they drop knowledge on how sailing weather predictions are created. Posted on 4 Jul
North Sails Weekly Debrief
ClubSwan 36 Collaboration, Three Generations of Sailing The North Sails design team and class experts have been hard at work to optimize a sail inventory for this high performance one design class. Posted on 27 Jun
Trade In Trade Up to New Sails This Summer
Up to 20% off a new North sail purchased during the months of June and July 2020 Whether you race, cruise, or enjoy a bit of both, North Sails has the best products for your needs. This promotion is for up to 20% off a new North sail purchased during the months of June and July 2020. Posted on 23 Jun
North Sails Weekly Debrief
IMOCA Sea Trials, New Sails For Nirvana, Trade In, Trade Up! L'Occitane en Provence proves innovation is vital for the IMOCA fleet. Skipper Armel Tripon and boat designer Sam Manuard give us their impressions on their new IMOCA L'Occitane en Provence from conception to the first sea trials. Posted on 20 Jun
3Di OCEAN is Made for Cruising
A family of sails dedicated to cruising performance 3Di OCEAN is a family of sails dedicated to cruising performance. Learn more about this innovative new product. Posted on 18 Jun
North Sails Weekly Debrief
3Di OCEAN, Sailing The Solent, Celebrating Our Oceans, Summer Sailstice 3Di OCEAN, Sailing The Solent, Celebrating Our Oceans, Summer Sailstice. Posted on 13 Jun
A Complete 3Di Product Line For Cruising
North Sails thrilled to launch 3Di OCEAN 370 After an exhaustive research and development program, North Sails is thrilled to launch 3Di OCEAN 370, our latest innovative sail product that completes a line-up of 3D molded sails dedicated to cruising. Posted on 9 Jun
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Footer