You may have followed my efforts at developing mast aft wing sails on the Technology Board. Rather than continue the thread there I’ve decided to start a thread devoted to these sails on the RG65 Board. I’m doing this because I am now convinced that this type of rig is particularly suited to this class, and if developed further has the potential to out perform conventional sails. The reason that I think that they suit this class, is firstly because I think that they should fit within the open RG65 class rules, and secondly because the scale of these boats enables light wings of sufficient strength to be made. When you look at my mast aft wing sails, keep in mind that I have made only a handful of these, so there is significant potential for their performance to be improved.
To begin this thread I’m going to show some of my better efforts, a couple of these are probably repeated from the previous thread, but I will repost here for convenience:
[i][b]Single mast aft wing sail:
Double mast aft wing sail:
Canting single mast aft wing sail:[/b][/i]