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Post Options Post Options   Quote mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 17 at 9:02am
Those prop / turbine boats go directly in to the wind. The foils (prop) and sails (turbine blades) are constantly tacking while the hull travels directly upwind. 

But in terms of a conventional boat where the hull tacks then Id be surprised if it wasn't an IACC. You need a boat that is very efficient in every regard except carrying a load of lead to stop it building too much apparent. IACC fits that bill. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 17 at 10:18am
"Those prop / turbine boats go directly in to the wind. The foils (prop) and sails (turbine blades) are constantly tacking while the hull travels directly upwind. "

Man you're frying my brain on that one  Confused. Trying to use O level physics, opposite and equal, friction losses............................. ?


edit add. BTW. with their very high speeds and apparent wind moving forward what angles do foiling boats get to true wind?


Edited by Do Different - 21 Dec 17 at 10:20am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 17 at 2:12pm
The wind turns the turbine, which turns a propeller under water. The boat moves upwind directly in to the wind. 

The blades on the turbine are effectively sails, but instead of pushing the boat in a direction of travel resisted by foils like conventional boat, they rotate and power a prop, which then pushes the boat in whichever direction you choose, including directly in to the wind. 

The last AC cup probably had the highest apparent wind angles ever seen. But because the boats were so fast the TW angle wasn't so impressive. 


Edited by mozzy - 21 Dec 17 at 2:15pm
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