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Wind Mills

Wind Mills

Designer Mark Mills on his latest, the 68′ IRC Alegre. he’s a busy boy as his new 43′ Tiamat just launched.

“The
launch of our 21m design Alegre by builder NEB in early May was the culmination of a ten month design and build effort
involving some of the best names in the field. This racing design was
commissioned with an eye towards light and medium airs inshore competition.
We started by developing a clear event profile for the boat with the client,
on which we built an extensive CFD research program with Dr. Charles Crosby
of America’s Cup supplier Cape CFD. The hundreds of runs of the 24
test hulls fed raw data to support in-house VPP trialling of hull, foils,
and bulb combinations aiming towards a design which would be strong in
light/medium inshore conditions, but was capable of longer and more testing
offshore passages.