Wingsail & Rotary Sailing
Investigations and testing - by Peter Worsley
the pages you will find details of two separate strands of research:
1. self-trimming wingsails (this page and its links).
2. boats powered directly by wind-turbines (windmill boats) go here
designed by Michael Schacht
to use Auto wingsail control system
Auto Wingsail fitted to a small cruising yacht
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
Click on the Pictures
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
Why are they different the wingsail system used in the Americas cup?
To find out click here.
Another view of how it works
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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