Wingsail & Rotary Sailing
 
Investigations and testing - by Peter Worsley

In the pages you will find details of two separate strands of research:
1. self-trimming wingsails (this page and its links).
and
2. boats powered directly by wind-turbines (windmill boats) go here

LATEST July 2016

Wingsail now fitted to a small cruising yacht
(go here)


The non-electronic automatic wingsail control system I have developed has been
taken up by others, and is in development - both in Sweden and the United States.
For further information go here.

How does it work?

Explanations and videos of  wingsail experiments - Models and Fullsize


Models

Click on the Pictures


Fullsize

Developmental manual system.
Latest Automatic System.
Video of testing.

 

Automatic wingsail control system.
Removes all the complication and difficulty of sailing.

The "Windthrusters" concept
- Simple self-contained thrust units which can
be fitted to any boat to provide wind propulsion go here

Self-trimming Wingsails
Why are they different the wingsail system used in the Americas cup?
To find out click here.


Any questions? click here

1st Wingsail model 2nd Wingsail model Fullsize Boat Electric Power What are Wingsails? Contact
Construction Method Windthrusters Rotary Sailing

How do wingsails work? What are they good for? Click here to find out.
Windmill boats?  Click here


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