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Yachting Month to month assessments Omer Wing Sail





Can a wing sail make lifestyle a lot easier for the crew, as nicely as sailing higher, more rapidly and smoother? Ilan Gonen, inventor of the Omer Wing Sail, thinks so. Mast husband or wife Formulation Maritime invited us to Montpellier to test it out

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  1. how long to refit

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  2. Betamax vs VHS
    Just saying

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  3. I think I'm going to experiment with this concept and use one of my old inflatable beds, modify it, and try to use it as a inflatable wing sail on my canoe. Lol….Seriously! Then when you are ready to camp overnight, just deflate or take it down and sleep on it.

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  4. could you Tell usar more about It?

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  5. What supplies the hydraulic power? An engine?

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  6. Can this be used on a catamaran?? Thank you

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  7. He says adjust the angle to 10 degrees. How do you know when it is 10 degrees?

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  8. Much too complicated and high tech.  You can get the same soft wingsail effect without rotating mast, without the double mast, without the electrics, and without the hydraulics.

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  9. And reefing …?

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  10. Why is there no tailvane? Wouldn't using a tailvane make sheeting automatic?

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  11. awesome

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  12. Quite a few similarities with the split junk rig, but that's considerably lower tech.

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  13. Bravo for your innovation! we can see in the America cup how a wing sail can be powerfull. I would love to have that on my Telstar 28 trimaran.

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  14. They are mostly monohull sailor here IIan and don't like or endorse change. Don't worry they will see the light soon enough, just hope it doesn't take them as long for this as it did multihulls. They still don't see the light there and it pretty dam bright!!

    micheal@buildboats.info

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  15. Its new and its revolutionary….no standing rigging, simple line control, tacking ability, no genoa stuff…and then I realised you were talking about a new sail over the burmudan rig and not a wing sail on junk rig..oppps shouldn't say that, this is modern revolutionary stuff…yeah I get it 🙂 but no I wont be changing my wing sail junk for it, its too similar. New is the ability to adjust the leading edge relative to trailing edge by hydraulic ram.

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  16. Some indication of the level of performance improvement would be helpful. Are we talking 10% faster? To retrofit a sloop rig, I think it would need to be 30-40% more efficient.

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  17. Innovative high tech design. Can it make sailing faster and easier at a reasonable cost? The sailing industry desperately needs new technology that works for everyday sailors.

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  18. מאד מרשים! יש תוצאות למאמצים שהשקעתם בשנות העבודה על המפרש! מאחל הצלחה

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  19. On a boat, things break. The anchor is a brake.

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  20. You are invited to visit Omer wing-sail web site, to see how simple the wing is.
    It is made of three different sails – two standard main sails and one leading edge sail.
    All three sails are sliding independently along the mast.
    When all three sails are hoisted, we get a wing that one can reef and drop like any other standard sail.
    If something brakes, you still have two mainsails available.
    Ilan Gonen, Omer Wing-Sail.

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  21. looks complicated and feels that if something brakes then you are in trouble..

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  22. Never say never……

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  23. It will never catch on

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  24. Looks expensive!

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