05 February 2016

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Oracle Team USA (videos)

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - HOT AND HECTIC RACING CONTINUES - Published on Feb 4, 2016 - The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race continues in blistering conditions in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race -- Clipper Race UPDATE: Race 7 Day 16: Ocean Sprint start in sight for front runners: "A swift turn around Amianan Island has seen half of the Clipper Race fleet gybe to the south-west as the teams head for the Ocean Sprint course and next waypoint off the south coast of Vietnam. Spinnakers are down and the teams are racing under white sails with Derry~Londonderry~Doire still holding more than a 35 nautical mile lead over GREAT Britain. However the boats further back have been making ground on the second placed team, with Qingdao and Garmin now within 25nM. Still on the approach to the waypoint, and currently in ninth place, Unicef Skipper Paul Atwood says they are starting to experience the wet and wild conditions of the low front sweeping over the fleet from the east..." read more at link above

ORACLE TEAM USA. #TechTuesday - wing power - Published on Jan 26, 2016
Design team member Christoph Erbelding talks us through the challenge of designing and building the perfect foil - the wingsail that powers the boat forward at speeds approaching 50 mph.

CFD tools provide critical simulations - ORACLE TEAM USA is creating virtual wind tunnels and towing tanks through computational fluid mechanics tools. Designer Len Imas discusses the use of the different simulation software - RANS (Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes) and Lattis Boltzmann methods - Published on Feb 2, 2016

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