the wally wing
We love Photoshop too but there is apparently something to this new Wally project. From our resident translator:
Basically it’s a carbon mast that goes through the boat (no stays) and there are two sails that wrap around the mast therefore creating a softsail that has volume like a wingsail…it has a cunningham and it has two outhaul sheets giving you the possibility of shaping the sail’s profile in shape and volume.
They estimate that the boat will be 10 to 12 % faster and that with this sail they will point 10 degrees higher to the wind…there is no mast compression due to the lack of stay and backstay, so they need to deal only with the lateral forces to keep the rig up at deck level (and of course on reaching/running). Should you read French…