Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rotary Sailing Research

There are two areas in which a sailing boat is not practical; its inability to sail in a region of approximately 45 degrees either side of the direct head-to-wind direction, and the impossibility of its making progress when there is no wind to drive it. The Rotary Sailing craft project is aimed at dealing with both of these problems. -- Read on

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At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this design a rehash of one of L. Francis Herreshoff's?

At 5:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why this is even posted. This is a ten year old article that proved impossible for human transportation due to the thrust factor (unless you had a 12' blade).

At 2:35 AM, Anonymous Peter Worsley said...

Hi All
This is extremely relevant.
I am the designer of the craft shown.
It certainly is not "impossible" as so many have said. Work is still being carried out on this.
Please take a look at my website http://www.sailwings.net/rotaryhome.html to find how it has been going on also there are numerous videos on Youtube about this - just check under "Windmill driven boat" and you will find them - Peter Worsley


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