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center of buoyancy

center of buoyancy

Dear Ed:

We have spent the last few weeks trying to optimize Canaan’s performance, testing electronics, foils, wing bits, and plenty more. But this Labour Day weekend we accidentally found a new key to our light-air performance, and it turns out it’s all in the weight distribution.

Move the C.B. [Center of Buoyancy] up a little bit, and life gets much more fun. Like the wild thing, but softer.

Sincerely,

The crew of Canaan, Defender of the C-Class Trophy [a/k/a Little America’s Cup –ed]