25m IACC Sailing Yacht Le Defi Areva

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Scope of case study

model testing, sea trials
Resistance reduction achieved:

  • 8.0% at 10 knots, at 20 degree heel

Interesting fact

In addition to a small speed gain, the contender for the America’s Cup could sail closer to the wind with the Hull Vane®. Hull Vane® has it roots in research for high-performance sailing, like many innovations for regular cars come from Formula 1.