The plumbing of the tanks is designed to be simple, easy to maintain, yet highly efficient. Since the frictional drag on a hull, which predominates at low speeds, is a function of wetted surface, the sail area to wetted surface ratio of a sailboat is indicative of its performance in light air. Six systematic series were created with each series exploring different parameters such as; the beam to draft ratio, prismatic coefficient, slight changes in the after body, flare variations, and combinations of each. This high-tech approach taken by Geoffrey Van Gorkom has yielded a wealth of knowledge and insight into the performance characteristics of the VG-Mount Gay An extensive post-analysis was conducted to compare experimental performance data with known performance criteria from other similarly sized yachts i.
The unique precision achieved through its use has resulted in a physical phenomena previously unappreciated by the international hydrodynamics community.
To dump the water ballast, simply open the port and overboard gate valves, and the water will drain out with gravity. The unique precision achieved through its use has resulted in a physical phenomena previously unappreciated by the international hydrodynamics community. This design, engineered and built to the Mount Gay 30 Rule and ABS, ensures a high level of strength and hull integrity in anticipation of heavy offshore sailing conditions. The lines were created using an advanced lines-fairing program facilitating the creation of a truly fair hull shape. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Locals and holidaymakers not only headed to the south of the island to the hub of the event at Barbados Cruising Club, and Barbados Yacht Club to watch the starts and finishes, but supporters also followed the fleet round the island enjoying the party spirit at key vantage points along the coast, including the North Point, historically the most challenging part of the race. Sailing such a challenging race with a crew is tough enough but to race it alone is a huge feat. The fuel tank, located just aft of the engine, has a capacity of 15 gal. This was deemed necessary to make the boat attractive to the U. They will then face a good 7-plus mile beat in tricky currents, wind shifts and some big waves.