Hydrofoils in construction of sailing yachts

  • Eugeniusz Ginter West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin
Keywords: sailing, sailing yacht, stability of yacht, hydrofoils


In the paper the usage of hydrofoils in sailing yachts is discussed. The paper draws attention to the history of development of hydrofoils both in engine and wind driven vessels, focusing specifically on technical issues. Major trends and directions of development of sailing yachts equipped with systems of hydrofoils are described.


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