New sail boat designs take high tech and blend it with nature at an almost cellular level. And why not, it's all "one" anyway; is that not what sailing is after all? That's why we sail to be one with nature, using its strength and beauty to propel us. Sailing even in ancient times has always been an art and a science, and perhaps that is what so intrigues us, as we harvest the forces of the wind and wave.
Now, with all this known, as any true sailor can attest, we must work to constantly improve upon the equipment and design; making stronger, lighter materials that glide effortlessly through the water, not demanding of the wind, but using all of it to propel the craft forward, faster, and under greater control, as if we are ever truly in control of the wind.
One new concept dreamed up by a Water Craft Think Tank believes it is now possible using new materials to allow a sail boat hull to be made with dual wall construction where the outer wall re-shapes itself based on special haptic pressure sensors in real time based on the flow of the water around the hull, thus as the boat speeds up the hull design is set for the optimum shape for that exact speed.
And when the boat is going slow, the hull again reshapes itself to the most efficient form for that speed. As the boat crosses swells or currents, one side of the boat maybe a different shape than the other side as needed. This is the concept we envision, so please consider it.
. Lance Winslow has also been involved in the Oil Industry;