There’s been a notable increase in the number of racing yachts and superyachts upgrading their rigging to Carbo-Link’s elliptical profiled solid carbon cables. Among them are the Wallycento Galateia, the offshore racer Rambler 88 and the brand-new superyacht Baltic 142 Canova together with Maxi 72s Cannonball, MOMO and Proteus.
Over the last 10 years, Carbo-Link has developed extensive knowledge and experience in the design, production and implementation of elliptical solid carbon rigging. Its own commercial R&D and practical experience since 2008; America’s Cup research together with Alinghi in 2010 and all AC teams in 2013; extensive CFD modelling and analysis in collaborative studies with one of the world’s top technical universities, ETH Zurich; and a growing number of superyacht projects, all contribute to Carbo- Link’s elliptical rigging solutions.
Based on this experience, Carbo- Link has learnt that a conservative ellipse ratio allows for superior all round performance. The optimum profile for rigging cables is a compromise – it’s a balancing act governed by a complex interplay of positive and negative factors which can be broken down to three main variables; (1) robustness and reliability, (2) reduced flutter and (3) a balance of upwind, reaching and downwind wind angles.
Read more at Seahorse Magazine July 2019