Thu, 24 Sept | High Speed Sailing

High Speed Sailing – The Science of Hydrofoils

Learn how you can sail at 50kts in a 20kt wind. A talk by Prof Jonathan Ridley, Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton Solent University
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High Speed Sailing – The Science of Hydrofoils

Time & Location

24 Sept 2020, 19:30
High Speed Sailing

About the Event

The sport of sailing has been transformed of the last few years. The mix of advance materials, hydrodynamics and engineering has taken what was a fairly sedate sport into the 21st Century. This talk will look at the theory of sailing, the design and use of hydrofoils, and the advanced materials that enable modern racing yachts to fly at speeds of 50 kts.

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