Allowing safe, high average speeds in ocean conditions with less heel under sail than conventional rigs, the Dynarig’s performance assets are matched by its efficiency, economic and environmental savings whi- le harnessing wind power to reduce fuel costs. With less expensive Dacron sails and emitting lower carbon emissions, the Dynarig of the 21st century is an idea whose time has come.
The modern controller for the entire ship’s rig consists of a single panel operated by a single person. Sails are trimmed by automation. All sails can be set in 7 minutes. Tacking can be done within 90 seconds. The sail area is subdivided into smaller lesser-loaded sails and they can be set or furled by pushing a button.
The Carbon masts are freestanding, the curved yards being attached rigidly to the masts. To adjust the ang- le of the sails, the entire mast rotates in place. When fully deployed, the sails on each mast have no gaps between them, creating a single panel to capture the wind.
The concept is now proven on sailing yachts Maltese Falcon & Black Pearl.
In the early 1960’s a Dynarig concept was developed in Germany by engineer Wilhelm Prölß to achieve alter- native propulsion for commercial shipping during the oil crisis. It was not actually implemented on a sailing vessel until several decades later after its design. This was due to lack of a lack of adequate construction materials. After years of designing, improving and testing of the rig, “Maltese Falcon” successfully comple- ted her first sea trial in June 2006.
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